japonisme: turning stone & metal to light

07 March 2007

turning stone & metal to light

René Lalique:


Du 7 Mars au 29 Juillet 2007


the best images i found for it are here.

is it not just..... astonishing?



Anonymous Ari said...

Hello Lotus-Green,

I've been enjoying going through your old posts. Not sure if you will see this comment but I am struck by the resemblance of the Lalique vase pictured above to drawings of his earliest (and evidently now lost) masterpiece- though the earlier example evidently featured snakes. If you are not familiar with the lost Lalique piece you might look at the PBS site:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/antiquesfyi/missingmasterpieces/index.html and the reference to show #102.

Take care!

14 February, 2010 15:16  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks, ari -- how interesting. yes, while the drawing really almost doesn't look like a lalique, when looked at next to this one, it clearly is.

meanwhile, can't wait to explore your site.


14 February, 2010 15:52  

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