Loïe Fuller by Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) :: Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893. Brush and spatter lithograph printed in five colors on wove paper. Loïe Fuller was famous in turn-of-the-century Paris for her dazzling performances which combined dance, colored electric lights, and music. In this print, inspired by her appearance at the Folies Bergère, Lautrec captures the decorative effect of her billowing silk gown, which she manipulated with large poles held in her hands. Lautrec executed about sixty versions of this print in a variety of colored inks, including gold and silver. | src The Met
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864-1901) :: Miss Loïe Fuller, 1893. Color lithograph. Parisian audiences were captivated by Loïe Fuller (1862–1928) whose unique performances involved manipulating voluminous translucent gowns with the aid of large poles in each hand. Fuller danced in a specially designed space featuring a glass floor illuminated from below and surrounded by mirrors. Electric lights of various colors projected onto the stage created an ethereal, swirling effect. Fuller’s extraordinary dance was the subject of Toulouse-Lautrec’s most abstract lithograph. The artist used layers of colored ink—including some metallic tones—to convey the movement and energy of Fuller’s performances. | src The Cleveland Museum of Art and Flickr

Portrait of Loïe Fuller by Falk

Benjamin Joseph Falk :: Full length portrait of Loie Fuller, for the portrait she was standing still while moving the fabric of her white costume during the exposure, she stood on top of a mirror and was brightly lit, 1896 (marked nº 12) | src The New York Public Library (NYPL) via Getty Images

Loie Fuller in ‘Serpentine’ dress

Portrait of Loie Fuller wearing an early version of her “Serpentine” dress. The photograph features a full length portrait of the dancer kneeling amidst a pile of cushions, with her arms upraised, and a small carved snake clasped in her right hand. Her skirt, which is decorated with repeated images of snakes, is raised up and spread out in a wide circle behind her, date unknown, late 1890s. | src V&A Museum

La Loïe Fuller (affiche), 1895

Georges de Feure :: Tous les soirs [..] La Loïe Fuller dans sa création nouvelle: Salomé. Lithograph in colors, 1895, printed by P. Lenénil (Asnières). Comédie Parisienne. | src BnF ~ Gallica

Loïe Fuller by B.J. Falk, 1896

Benjamin Joseph Falk :: Portrait of stage actress and dancer Loïe Fuller sitting barefoot atop a mirror, 1896 (marked nº 8). | src Washington University Libraries