A ?French Art Nouveau gilt bronze lighted sculpture, "Loïe Fuller," designed and sculpted by Raoul Larche, circa ?1900. This? is? the most famous of all bronzes to be made in the Art Nouveau aesthetic.? ?Here, Larche represents the famous American dancer and choreographer, Loïe Fuller, performing a scarf dance. Her flowing robes and fabrics conceal a single light bulb. Fuller was famous for using the billows and movements of her specially made clothing along with different colored lights to create a fantastical environment. For this piece, Larche makes reference to both Fuller's clothing and the shining lights used to illuminate her dances. This model has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, most notably at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Villa Stuck Museum in Germany. A similar sculpture is pictured in: Loïe Fuller Goddess of Light, by Richard Nelson Current and Marcia Ewing Current, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997 (see center color images). Circa 1909.
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