Saturday, September 10, 2011

Loie Fuller

Tell Stephane Mallarme and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec down there at the Folies Bergere to scoot over. I want to watch this show.

Loie Fuller dances in 1896 in a film by the inventor of motion pictures, Louis Lumiere.







A Loie Fuller lamp.





A poster by Jules Cheret.


Did I mention that Art Nouveau is a big guilty pleasure of mine?

7 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Amazing! I didn't know moving pictures were invented in the 19th century. The dance is amazing, too.

Why is Art Nouveau a guilty pleasure? I'm guilty, too. Well, now that you've come out as an admirer, you must feel so much better, like a weight has been lifted. ;-)

it's margaret said...

Are the color variations in her dress a modern imposition on the film or are they for real?

susan s. said...

Maybe they painted the film one "cel" at a time, Margaret.

JCF said...

Did I mention that Art Nouveau is a big guilty pleasure of mine?

You are forgiven, my son.

Counterlight said...

susan s. is right. The film is hand-tinted, a common practice all through the era of silent pictures. I could be wrong, but wasn't Disney's Snow White the first feature length color movie?

Counterlight said...

Thank you JCF+. ;)

it's margaret said...

...first feature length color movie? either that or Fantasia....

--wouldn't it be fun to be able to dance like that!