Arts Society Huddersfield

Arts Society Huddersfield / Events / Thu 17 Feb 2022

The Jewellery of Rene Lalique

The Jewellery of Rene Lalique

The Jewellery of Rene Lalique: Lecture delivered by Nicholas Merchant.

Better known as a manufacturer of unique Art Deco Glass, Lalique was also a jeweller of great imagination and skill. His work which features the sinuous curves and natural references so prominent in Art Nouveau design was a revelation to the small circle of cognoscenti who purchased his work. Not for him the great slabs of jewels so favoured by the great jewellers of the rue de la Paix, but for him the malleability of unconsidered horn with its translucency set off with a light powdering of diamonds. More dramatic and lavish were the jewels made for Sarah Bernhardt which represented wildly imaginative designs with some macabre elements. Calouste Gulbenkian, one of his most enthusiastic patrons said, “He ranks amongst the greatest figures of art of all time and his masterful touch…… will delight future cognoscenti”. This from the man whose motto was “Only the Best”

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Delivered to members via Zoom at 7.30pm

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