Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lalique


Did you know Rene Lalique made jewelry? I saw a show featuring his work and was amazed by the beautiful details and creativity in every piece he made.

This one is calle "La Princesse Lointaine" and shows a medieval female figure with a greyhound in a wooded scene. It was named after the central character, played by Sarah Bernhardt, of Edmond Rostand's 1895 play. Click on the picture to see the detail, it's breathtaking.

Ah, the drama.

2 comments:

Cary said...

Thanks so much for posting this, that is absolutely beautiful! So intricate. Have you ever seen any Lalique pieces in person? I'm working on behalf of a site called Positively Cleveland, and right now we're working to get the word out about an upcoming at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It's called "Artistic Luxury: Fabergé, Tiffany, Lalique", and will feature exquisite examples of each artist's work. If you get a chance the exhibit is well worth a trip to see these beautiful treasures in person. You can find more information at http://www.clevelandblings.com. Additionally, Cleveland has many other destinations including the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame: http://www.positivelycleveland.com/visiting/things_to_do/cleveland_rocks/rock_hall. There's something for everyone and lots to explore!

I hope I haven't overstepped my bounds by leaving this comment. I'm just trying to get the word out about this amazing exhibit so as many people as possible can have the experience of seeing this art with their own eyes. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to E-Mail me. I'd love to hear from you :)

Cary A. Andrews
Positively Cleveland
cary.a.andrews@gmail.com

Metalicious said...

Wow, that's wonderful. I did see some Lalique pieces in person and they are exsquisite! I will spread the word!