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Get A Glimpse Of Labor, Leisure And Everyday Life In Paris' Belle Époque

<img src=’’ alt=’Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s 1896 lithograph Woman Reclining — Waking Up from the portfolio Elles’/>

In the decades before World War I, French artists began painting scenes of ordinary life — on the street, at work, at home, in clubs and cafes. Their work elevated common acts into fine art.

(Image credit: Norton Simon Museum)