Agathon Léonard, 1900
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This work is a part of The Scarf Game, a centerpiece consisting of 15 different sculptures of dancers. Art Nouveau serves as a dominant influence in the collection, with clear motifs and references to nature and femininity. Agathon Léonard translates perfectly the feminine ideal of period: the woman of the end of century, delicate, fair, innocent and in touch with nature.
The figure’s high-waisted and handle flared fluid dress is reminiscent of the American dancer Loïe Fuller who, in 1891, invented the Serpentine Dance. The choreographic show played with bright projections on her ample silk suit.
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