by D. Weinstein on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In true realist fashion, Rene Lalique created statues showing stunning renditions of the female form. The three most famous statues in this realm are Lalique’s Thais, Suzanne and Grand Nue. The women depicted in these statues exude their feminine wiles without looking gaudy or showy. Read on to learn more about these awesome works of art.
As a sketch artist from age 12, Lalique had plenty of time to perfect his ability to recreate the beauty of the world. One of his favorite images to sketch was the female form. You can see this dedication to beauty by viewing the Thais statue.
The Thais shows a woman in ecstasy as she throws her head back and spreads open the sheet to show the world her beauty. The yellow frosted glass accents every curve of the woman’s body while making the wrinkles in the sheet fabric stands out.
The Suzanne is a very close in form to the Thais statue. The biggest difference is the woman’s pose. In this piece, she holds her leg up and curves her chin downward to show modesty the other piece lacked. The level of detail throughout the woman’s body and bed sheet rival the Thais. To accent those curves even further, Lalique used a demure frosted blue glass for this inspiring work of art.
The Grand Nue depicts a nude woman standing without the protection of her bed sheet. She has her arm held over her face to hide from prying eyes. This statue stands on a pedestal that raises the woman’s form before everyone’s gaze. Lalique used a brilliant orange frosted glass to highlight the woman’s gorgeous form and stance.
Finding The Right Piece
Before picking up a work of art inspired or created by Rene Lalique, think about your personality and home decor. You want something that stands out without overtaking your home. In addition, the piece should speak volumes about your unique characteristics and love for life.
Although these feminine pieces are extraordinary, you can also find Lalique inspired animal and automobile themed items. Never settle for a lesser item when searching for the perfect glass artworks. Take your time to explore all of the options before making your final purchase.