Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French, 1864–1901 French
Image: 36.8 x 26.8 cm (14 1/2 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 38 x 27.8 cm (14 15/16 x 10 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Color lithograph, printed from four stones with gold and silver powder
Not On View
The American dancer Loïe Fuller created a sensation in Paris in the 1890s with her highly inventive choreography, whipping about with wands voluminous draperies on a glass floor illuminated by colored electric lights. She became the very symbol of the Art Nouveau. Iridescence and billowing motion is conveyed differently in each impression of the print, as each was prepared with varied inkings of the lithographic stones and the application by hand of metallic powders.