Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — René Lalique

Rene-Lalique-0304

 René Lalique  (April 6, 1860 – May 5, 1945) was a master jeweller and glass designer during the Art Nouveau period.

His superior talent and creativity evolved over time and he developed his style to such an extent that he was able to dominate the Art Deco jewelry and glass market as well.

47772t

He designed an array of beautiful pieces — glass perfume bottles, jewelry, vases, tableware, bottles, lighting, figurines, and in his later years, car hood ornaments.

hg_00310_b_lalique

In the 1920s , his style morphed from the Art Nouveau nature-inspired forms, to more streamlined pieces to suit the Art Deco aesthetic.

Lalique’s glass pieces became more opalescent, produced by adding phosphates, fluorine and aluminum oxide to glass in order to make it opaque, and by adding tiny amounts of cobalt to produce an internal blue tint.

hg_00329_c_lalique

His work passes the level of everyday to rare and extraordinary.

image_l

More of   René Lalique‘s exquisite glassworks can be found at http://www.renelalique.com.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery Blog — René Lalique

    1. Funny thing..many years ago I worked part time at Saks Fifth Avenue. My first department placement was in Giftware where we sold, among other names, Lalique. Never heard of him back then. How the world turns!

      Like

Share Your Thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s