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Emile Gallé and Hector Guimard, Masters of New Art in France Around 1900.

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Emile Gallé and Hector Guimard, Masters of New Art in France Around 1900.
02-11-2023 2:00 pm
Online Free

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As part of the cycle:  "Aspects of Art Nouveau in Europe” 

By Gilles Genty, art historian 

Following the loss of Alsace in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, Nancy became the economic and artistic showcase of a country that would not give up. An outstanding technician, Émile Gallé drew his inspiration from nature and the arts of Japan to create glassware that soon met with great success at the World Fairs of Paris in 1889 and 1900. His works also reflect his literary and political sensitivity, as shown by his membership in the League of Human Rights. A Parisian by adoption, Hector Guimard was no less committed; his “Castel Béranger” won a prize in the first facade competition, and his Metropolitan buildings became famous throughout Europe, but he did not forget to work for the underprivileged. Both are the indissociable emblems of what will soon be called the “1900’s style.”

Language: French 

 

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Event Date 02-11-2023 2:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online
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