Clément Massier "La Danse" Glazed Ceramic
This French Art Nouveau glazed ceramic charger, entitled, "La Danse," by Clément Massier, depicts a woman, likely Loïe Fuller, in the middle of one of her world-renowned scarf dances. This remarkable piece is a study in the power of color; the iridescent spectrum of hues swirling throughout the composition create an ethereal haze from which the form the dancer barely emerges. The mirage-like sensation is similar to the experience that the American actress and performer, Loïe Fuller, would have given her audiences. The earliest champion of lighting effects, Fuller often emerged on stages through a fog of swirling, colored smoke, as is perfectly captured in this glazed ceramic charger.
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Artist: Clement Massier
Dimensions: 19.25" diameter
Signed: "Clement Massier - Golfe Juan-AM"
Literature: Similar charger pictured in Loïe Fuller: Goddess of Light, by Richard Nelson Current and Marcia Ewing Current, Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997