ON HOLD René Lalique e a Idade do Vidro. Arte e Indústria
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum brings together in the Founder's Collection almost two hundred works by René Lalique, among which are some of the most celebrated jewels created by the artist.
The origin of this magnificent ensemble goes back to the Protected content , when Calouste Gulbenkian and René Lalique met. The friendship of both, which lasted half a century, led the collector to acquire, between Protected content 1927, almost all works directly from the artist, with only one exception.
The exhibition's path, chronologically anchored in two key moments of 20th century art - the Universal Exhibition of Protected content the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts of Protected content cover, however, all the great moments of the artist's career, since the phase of artisanal production as a jeweler in the Art Nouveau period, until the period in which he assumed the role of "industrial-creator" that began at the moment when he started to dedicate himself exclusively to glass.
After the installation of the factory in Wingen-sur-Moder, in Alsace, in Protected content , and driven by the idea of “social art”, advocated by the critic Roger Marx, Lalique diversified and developed his glass production, oriented from then on to the realization of objects intended for widespread consumption and the systematic use of the application of glass in architecture and design.some of the most celebrate
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