"Dance as wildly, as noisily, as furiously as you can." - Mark Twain
From his travelogue The Innocents Abroad. Mark Twain spent much of his time in Paris looking for trouble, but even he couldn't handle the reckless-morality-meets-reckless-limb-flailing of the can-can.
Apparently, long before it had become a quaint cultural cliché, the can-can was absolutely shocking. Twain gasped! He protested! He clutched his pearls! But he wasn't fooling anyone. We know it was all in good fun, and that deep down he loved it. He knew that the wild jubilance of the can-can reflected the spirit of travel that put him on a boat to Europe in the first place.
In our Toulouse-Lautrec inspired illustration, three dancers flash their petticoats, the folds of which form a map of Parisian landmarks visited in the book. A train circumnavigates the hem of the dress.
• 11x14 inch art print with white border
• Premium, fine art paper made in New York
• Elegant eggshell finish
• Ships in a a rigid, flat mailer. No need to unroll!
• Fits into standard 11x14 frames (or a 16x20 frame matted to 11x14)