My husband and I took a couple hundred pictures of the Lalique Collection. So far I’ve only sorted through about a third of them. So this will just give you a taste of the scope of the collection. Perhaps I’ll do another post as I finish sorting through the rest of the pictures.
A careful observer of nature, many of Lalique’s works include plants and a variety of animals.
He did not consider any animals to be repulsive or out of bounds: snakes, parrots, grasshoppers and beetles are found in both his glass-works and in his jewelry.
|I love the swirl of the peacock’s tail (see close up in center picture). The last picture is a drawing Lalique did in planning this piece.|
|Check out the size of the amethyst in the cockerel’s mouth!|
|This amazing Serpent Pectorial was originally worn with with a strand of pearls draped from each serpent head|
was also inspired by the female
form. Much of his work, including his flora and fauna, exhibit the
voluptuous curves associated with a woman’s body.
|Take a look at that mammoth baroque pearl on the left! Wow!|
The artist pictured
women as being gentle and mysterious. His work featured graceful female
nudes whose highly stylized curling hair often swirls
sensuously around the object, becoming a design component itself. It is
those flowing, graceful, and often asymmetrical lines that so draw me
to his work.
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour. I look forward to sharing more with you later.