Lot 144: Émile GALLÉ 1846-1904

Besch Cannes Auction

October 30, 2016
Cannes, France

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Description: Émile GALLÉ 1846-1904
La feuille rongée
Important Vase sculpture à décor de nervures des côtes de la feuille reposant par un anneau en application sur un piédouche à décor de pétales.
Le vase entièrement irisé dans les tons gris vert métallique laisse transparaitre la profondeur des cristaux ambrés en intercalaire.
Signature en creux sur le corps du Vase.
Quelques applications de coccinelles couleur saphir profond
Hauteur : 24 cm- Profondeur : 28,4 cm - Largeur : 23 cm
Exposition : Arts Décoratifs 1903


Au Pavillon de Marsan à Paris en 1903, Gallé fait parvenir sous la désignation « Cristalleries de Nancy » une collection de « Cristaux à coloration hivernal », décor élaboré au feux : l'eucalyptus, le saule, le hêtre, le tremble, le peuplier noir (vase à fleurs argenté ), le chêne, le lierre, La FEUILLE RONGÉE (notre vase), le citronnier, passereaux bleu, chevaux de mer, goémon, urne cristal agate, l'eau, la rose de France, soit 22 pièces qu'Emile Gallé jugera les plus définitives de son aeuvre, et dignes de faire partie de cette exposition sur l'Ecole de Nancy. Le terme "Ecole de Nancy " servant à désigner le groupe des industries artistiques de l'est de la France et les tendances qui les caractérisent. Notre FEUILLE RONGÉE jugée par Gallé lui-même comme étant l'une des pièces les plus abouties de son aeuvre fera partie de ce choix des 22. Celle-ci recèle toutes les qualités techniques, artistiques, poétiques, visionnaires, philosophiques, de son travail. En effet, cette coupe n'est elle pas le prolongement de tant de diverses recherches sur la faune et la flore et ne retrouvons-nous pas le prolongement d'une précédente "la Feuille de rhubarbe" illustré (page 73, du livre Gallé, le Verre, d'Alistair Duncan et Georges de Bartha). Quand nos végétaux déclinent en automne, les feuilles se parent de couleurs incandescentes comme un dernier hommage au Créateur. Les « côtes », véritable ossature des végétaux, résistent et se glorifient dans des ramifications torturées et nerveuses. Les transparences rouille des végétaux chantent une dernière fois dans le soleil et accèdent à l'éternité de l'ambre. Ce chef-d'aeuvre de poésie d'Émile Gallé est à lui seul toute la magie du verrier ; comment figer et révéler tant de poésie et de visions dans ce matériau si inhospitalier qu'est le verre ? Quelle somme de techniques de travail, de réflexions pour solidifier tout cela dans les cristaux, et révéler cette beauté d'une manière définitive. Emile Gallé poussa si loin sa réflexion et sa sensibilité que poètes, hommes d'État, écrivains, s'identifieront à son aeuvre. Ce visionnaire dans des efforts ultimes nous ouvre la porte avant tout de l'abstraction, du surréalisme, et du monde de la couleur. Il parvient à atteindre l'intemporel dans cette matière qui est le verre et qui ne permet aucun droit à l'erreur.
Référence : Art et Décoration page 130, article sur l'exposition de l'école de Nancy au Pavillon de Marsan ( Musée des arts décoratifs).
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Please note that bids and absentee bids on this lot are subject to conditions. To bid on this lot you must contact the auction house at besch@cannesauction.com Précisions complémentaires une application de coccinelle couleur saphir profond et deux emplacements pour deux éventuelles petites coccinelles
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