Miss Loie Fuller

Maker and role
Artist: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864-1901
Year
1893
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Lithograph
Measurements
image, 14 3/8 x 11 3/4in (36.5 x 29.8cm)
Credit line
Gift of Robert L. B. Tobin
Accession number
1974.51
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Location
Further information
A burlesque entertainer who was born in Chicago, Loie Fuller (1862-1928) became famous in Paris at the Folies Bergère. In this lithograph, Toulouse-Lautrec captured her unusual approach to dance, which involved manipulating veils of drapery to simulate movement. Rotating colored stage lights created striking visual effects.
Documentation
Toulouse-‚ÄčLautrec: The Complete Prints; Wolfgang Wittrock, Catherine E. Kuehn; 1985; 17
Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Pictorial Survey of the Collection; William J. Chiego; 2001; p. 52
From Goya to Johns: Fifty Master Prints from the McNay Art Museum; Lyle W. Williams, Richard Hemphill, William J. Chiego; 2004; p. 112
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