MIDNIGHT BLUE MEDUSA VASE LALIQUE :
MIDNIGHT BLUE MEDUSA VASE LALIQUE, René Lalique was enthralled by his observation of the natural world. His interest gave rise to some extraordinarily evocative and intriguing creations, as he reflected on and reinvented what he saw. No species of plant or animal was unworthy of his attention. Sometimes stylized, sometimes realistic, to this day nature is a source of inspiration to Lalique.
The alluring beauty of the jellyfish has inspired the design of the Medusa vases. The long, fluid lines of midnight blue satin polished crystal, set off by a thousand droplets of water seem to wave in the invisible flow of undersea currents.
♦ LALIQUE FRANCE :
René Lalique, genius creator, crossed both artistic movements of the XXth century with such audacity in placing art in a perspective that is no longer (only) that of the search for beauty. In passing the Art nouveau in the Art deco, the crystal glass-making Lalique marked the decorative arts with numerous creations. The vase Bacchantes is an example, a magnificent realization Art nouveau. It is one of rare item which still in the catalog Lalique France since its creation.
Jeweler then glassmaker, René Lalique worked glass as early as the 1900s. In 1921, René Lalique moved to Wingen-sur-Moder. In 1925, the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts was held in Paris. Lalique is present at this great event as it was during the celebration of Art Nouveau in 1900. His style has evolved, his patterns are more refined but his sources of inspiration remain the same : flora, fauna , femininity.
Today, the Lalique glassworks is inspired by the archives of its creator in his new Lalique vase collections. Thus, the Tourbillon vase, Anemones, are reissues of René Lalique.
To celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Maison, the new collection takes us to the heart of the immeasurable heritage built by its founder. Among fauna, the swallow particularly inspired René Lalique, which he then made the centrepiece of many jewels and decorative objects.