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

<img src=’https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/02/26/toulouse-lautrec_elles_woman-reclining-waking-up_wide-ae0b9fd07f03d754a0d9790b8817b51962ff96ab.jpg?s=600’ 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)

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