D is for Dragonflies (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)


by Lillian Csernica on April 5, 2017

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Another common motif in Art Nouveau is the dragonfly, particularly in the creations of master jeweler Rene Lalique. His name is synonymous with all that is best in Art Nouveau.

From The Jewellry Editor:

The dragonfly embodied many of the themes that the Art Nouveau style evoked: nature; sensuality; metamorphosis from one physical form to another; and a more fantastical approach as in the case of Lalique’s dragonflies turning into women.

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Sterling silver art nouveau dragonfly ring.

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Gold and blue sapphires.

 

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A small, round, moulded-pressed opalescent glass box.

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Tiara: enameled dragonflies all flying toward a large aquamarine.

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Detailed view of the aquamarine and dragonfly tiara.

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Gold dragonfly pitcher by Emile Galle.

There are so many lovely examples of dragonfly art in the world of Art Nouveau. I have room to show only a few. I hope these will encourage you to explore the world of Lalique and his talented contemporaries!

 

 

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10 responses to “D is for Dragonflies (Art Nouveau – #AtoZChallenge)

  1. Just sent this out to a friend who will go crazy for this entire poet.

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  2. Once you come home after helping out with your mother, maybe you’ll be in the mood for a treat, hm?

    Like

  3. I’m especially enamored of that golden pitcher….Wow!

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  4. Beautiful. That vase is just incredible!

    Sorry I’ve disappeared. I had a problem with my computer for the past two days…
    Traying to catch up now 🙂

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – 1940s Film Noir

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