The illuminating nature of Emile Galle

Mar 29, 2016

The illuminating nature of Emile Galle

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum has always had a connection with French glassware. After all, almost the first thing you see as you enter through the front entrance is a set of glass-relief doors with an angel motif. These were created by the ...

Art nouveau's jewels in the crown

Aug 4, 2015

Art nouveau's jewels in the crown

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As Parisians of the late 19th century reveled in the heady optimism of economic prosperity and enjoyed the innovations spurred by the ongoing Industrial Revolution, Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress and muse of the time, became enamored by two trendsetters: Rene Lalique, then ...