Louis Randour
Belgian, dates unknown
Vase, about 1935
12 3/8 × 9 3/8 in. (31.4 × 23.8 cm.)
Gift of the Decorative Arts Collectors  2002.17

The Pleasures of Pan
Here, the mythic Pan—god of the fields and flocks—seductively plays his flute for an onlooking woman. Compare this scene’s theme with the Cubist vase next to it. Both engage the playful eroticism popular during the 1920s and 1930s, an era in Europe’s popular culture defined by flappers and boisterous cabarets