striding woman, leaning forward, wearing a very long low-cut strapless dress with its skirts pooling around her feet; woman holds the hem of her dress in each hand; gold patina

Loie Fuller, 19th-20th century

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Bequest of Bruce B. Daytonexpand_more  2016.33.14

Loie Fuller (1862-1928) was an American dancer, actress, and choreographer. She was pivotal in the development of "free dance" - the precursor to modern dance - choreographing not only her physical movements, but that of her silk costumes and her own patented theatrical lighting techniques. Fuller moved to Europe in 1892 where she grew well-beloved in Paris and became part of the Art Nouveau crowd and affiliated with Symbolism. She was connected to many artists and a frequent subject of works such as this sculpture of Fuller in her performative silk skirts.

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Title
Loie Fuller
Artist Life
1872 - 1953
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2016.33.14
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striding woman, leaning forward, wearing a very long low-cut strapless dress with its skirts pooling around her feet; woman holds the hem of her dress in each hand; gold patina