Table lamp in the guise of the dancer Loïe Fuller
With this table lamp, French Art Nouveau sculptor François Raoul Larche created a spectacular monument to the American Loïe Fuller (1862-1928). In the 1890s, Fuller rose to become one of the most celebrated dancers in Paris and a pioneer of modern dance. Her Serpentine Dance with swirling veils and novel electric lighting effects inspired many artists during her time. The gilded bronze statuette translates her performance into a frenetic flow of movement, illuminated by electric light fixture as in her actual performance. This was screwed in above her head underneath the rearing draperies.