An icon in the Art Nouveau movement, Émile Gallé (1846-1904) sought to portray the beauty and simplicity of nature in his glass art. His designs, referred to as “poetry in glass”, range from fine pottery to jewellery to furniture. Everything Gallé produced contains traces of his masterful technique which refl ects his innovativeness as an artist and his skill as a designer. In this rich text, Gallé unravels the beauty and ingenuity found within his own work.
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Émile Gallé (1846-1904) is one of the main actors of the French Art Nouveau movement and founder of the École de Nancy, Émile Gallé digs in his texts for the sources of his own art. Passionate reader of poetry, artist and botanic expert, he allows himself to read his mysterious and refined works through its nexus with litterature, philosophy and the contemporary art.