The use of a gilded figure reminiscent of Paris-based American dancer Isadora Duncan amidst a foliate ground in Edgar Brandt’s fire screen of about 1925 recalls similar patterning in Viennese design of a decade earlier.
It is credited
Lent by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by the Design Council, 2001, 2001.257.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 94.6 × 122.4 × 22.9 cm (37 1/4 in. × 48 3/16 in. × 9 in.)
Edgar Brandt’s firescreen is as hypnotic as the piano performance by Mary Lou Williams in the song “Night Life.” The song was released as one of her first recordings in 1930. In addition to...
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.