Lita Albuquerque

Vogue 2019

Isadora Duncan (1877-1927)

By Lita Albuquerque (Santa Monica, 1946)

Ink on paper, collage and pastel

« Isadora Duncan? She is my spiritual mother. ...] She was a revolutionary woman. What struck me in this photo is her vulnerability, you can't tell if she falls from the sky or rises to it. »

Pioneer of modern dance, Isadora Duncan, with her bare feet, her fine tunics and her movements freed from academic codes, revolutionized the practice of dance. Through the freedom she claims in her art as well as in her love life (she gives birth to two children outside of marriage and claims several homosexual relationships), she becomes a model of female emancipation.