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Toulouse Lautrec’s high-kick­ing can-can stars and black-gloved cabaret singers take cen­tre stage at Ed­in­burgh’s Scot­tish Na­tional Gallery as a new show, Pin ps" Toulouse-lautrec and the Art of Celebrity, opens on 6 Oc­to­ber. All the favourite Mont­martre stars are there in­clud­ing the fre­netic La Goulue +The Glut­ton, who downed peo­ple’s drinks as she danced past. Posters peeled from the Moulin Rouge and other cabaret walls evoke the louche vibe of this Belle /po0ue en­ter­tain­ment. Let­ters, song sheets and even singer, 1vette Guil­bert’s tour­ing trunks add per­sonal in­sight. Pin Ups: Toulouse-lautrec and the Art of Celebrity is on from 6 Oc­to­ber 2018 to 20 Jan­uary 2019, Scot­tish Na­tional Gallery, The Mound, Ed­in­burgh, EH2 2EL, 0131 624 6200, na­tion­al­gal­leries.org

Images left-bot­tom: Henri de Toulouse-lautrec (18641901) Jane Avril, 1899 Knit­ting; Moulin Rouge, La Goulue (Poster) 1891 and Am­bas­sadeurs... Aris­tide Bru­ant dans son cabaret (Poster), 1892.

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