I spent quite some time humming and hahing on today's given doodle subject of Three French Hens. I immediately thought of a three chickens wearing stripey jumpers and riding bicycles. Instantly threw that idea out as I knew that everyone else would have thought that and also it's a terribly horrible clichéd view of the French. Toyed around a while with a few other ghastly ideas and then started to think more about things that are typically French and instantly recognisable. A lot of artwork sprang to mind and then one artist in particular who became famous for his nightclub paintings and the racy side of 1800's Paris. So here's a painting by Hen-ri de Toulouse-Laupec of the dancers in the Poulin Rouge.