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La Loïe Fuller

Poster
1893 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Jules Chéret (1836-1932) is known as the Maître de l'Affiche, or the 'Father of the poster'.This is primarily due to his groundbreaking developments in the colour lithographic process, but can also be attributed to his prolific output and ostentatious style: Chéret was capable of rendering even the most banal of subjects sensational.

This poster depicts the celebrated Parisian dancer, Loie Fuller, performing on stage at the Folies-Bergère; a visual evocation of movement and sensuality is rendered through the use of her billowing and colourful, yet diaphonous, skirts.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour lithograph, printed
Brief Description
Poster, "La Loïe Fuller", signed, designed by Jules Chéret, printed by the Imprimerie Chaix (Ateliers Chéret), Paris, 1893.
Physical Description
Colour lithograph, signed, showing the American star Loïe Fuller suspended in one of her light-and-movement dances.
Dimensions
  • Height: 135cm
  • Width: 98cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • J. Chéret (signed middle right)
  • 93-23248 Imp. Chaix (Ateliers Chéret) 20, Rue Bergére, Paris (Bottom right)
Gallery Label
'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900' Loïe Fuller chose Chéret to design the poster for her début at the Folies-Bergère. He skilfully captured the image of the American star suspended in one of her light-and-movement dances, and printed the poster in four different colour combinations, probably to give an impression of the four dances she performed on this occasion: the Serpent Dance, Violet Dance, Butterfly Dance and White Dance.(1987-2006)
Object history
Loïe Fuller chose Chéret to design this poster for her début at the Folies-Bergère. He printed the poster in four different colour combinations, probably to give an impression of the four dances she performed on this occasion.
Subject depicted
Summary
Jules Chéret (1836-1932) is known as the Maître de l'Affiche, or the 'Father of the poster'.This is primarily due to his groundbreaking developments in the colour lithographic process, but can also be attributed to his prolific output and ostentatious style: Chéret was capable of rendering even the most banal of subjects sensational.



This poster depicts the celebrated Parisian dancer, Loie Fuller, performing on stage at the Folies-Bergère; a visual evocation of movement and sensuality is rendered through the use of her billowing and colourful, yet diaphonous, skirts.
Collection
Accession Number
E.113-1921

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