Glasswork

Masterpieces of the Pola Museum of Art, Glasswork

Mar. 18(Sat), 2017- Sept. 24(Sun), 2017

Welcome to the Gallé’s woods !

Introduced here are superb examples of glassworks by French Art Nouveau artist Emile Gallé (1846 – 1904) from the Pola Museum of Art collection. Art Nouveau is characterized by curvilinear motifs evoking natural organic forms. As a leading artist of the Art Nouveau movement, Gallé’s innovative
‘new art’ designs literally took the world by storm.
Gallé carved the words “Our roots are in the depths of the woods…” on his studio door. For Gallé, plants growing in the woods were a source of inspiration for his art and, furthermore, symbolic of the mystery of life. This exhibition introduces the meaning of ‘woods’ for Gallé, an artist well versed in botany and biology.

《ケシ文花器》リサイズ

Emile Gallé, Vase with Poppy Design, ca.1900

《ケマン草文花器》リサイズ

Emile Gallé, Vase with Bleeding Heart Design, ca.1895

《菊花文花器》リサイズ

Emile Gallé, Vase with Chrysanthemum Design, ca.1900

《紫陽花文ランプ》リサイズ

Emile Gallé, Lamp with Hydrangea Design, 1904-1906

《蘭文花器》リサイズ

Emile Gallé, Vase with Orchid Design, ca.1898

《蘭文耳付花器》リサイズ

Emile Gallé, Two Handled Vase with Orchid Design, ca.1896