"René Lalique: A Retrospective" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

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René Lalique (1860-1945) is known as a trailblazer in the field of Art Nouveau jewelry and Art Déco glass making from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. Attracting much attention at the Paris Exposition in 1900 and the Art Déco Exposition in 1925, his work elevated the status of craft to a level equal to that of painting and sculpture, while also receiving remarkable acclaim for its capability to bring a new aesthetic to our everyday lives.

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of his birth, this exhibition introduces Lalique's accomplishments in their entirety through a total of 400 pieces, including a tiara housed in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, and a much talked-about glass statue of a goddess, handpicked from collections in Japan and abroad.

[Image: "Tiara -Head of a Cock" (1897-1898) Calouste Gulbenkian Museum collection]

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From 2009-06-24 To 2009-09-07

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René Lalique

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