René Lalique from the Steven and Roslyn Shulman Collection
opening may 23, 2020
The work of René Jules Lalique has been universally hailed as representing the most chic and sophisticated qualities of French Art Deco styles. All of Lalique’s glass – bowls and vases, scent bottles, car hood ornaments, clocks, jewelry and sculptural decorations – embody the stylistic transition between Art Nouveau and Art Deco which dominated design in the 1920s and 1930s. His creativity, insatiable visual appetite, and flair for design transformed glass from an industrial material to an art medium filled with sculptural possibilities. Through the compelling pieces in the Steven and Roslyn Shulman collection, Museum of Glass will explore Lalique’s artistic legacy in the medium of glass. His artistic vision not only bridge the gap between artistic creation and mass-consumption, but his legacy has influenced subsequent generations of designers and artists, including contemporary artists working in the medium of glass.
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