Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France 1860 – Paris, France 1912
Loïe Fuller lamp
c.1900 Description: gilded bronze electric lamp in the shape of the American dancer, Loie Fuller
Place made: France
Materials & Technique: metalwork, lamps, bronze, gilt gilt bronze, electrical fittings
Larche’s design for this decorative table lamp was inspired by the graceful movements of Loïe Fuller (1862–1928), one of the most celebrated dancers in Paris during the late 1890s and after. An American, Fuller had developed a style of dance based on the swirling and billowing movements of her diaphanous veiled costumes.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra