The exhibition of art glass of the Art Nouveau era "Multicolor Glass Rhymes" has been opened in the Museum Collection

From October 11 to December 8, 2019, the exhibition of French and Russian glass art of the Art Nouveau period “Multicolor Glass Rhymes” will be held in the Museum Collection.

The works of Émile Gallé (1846-1904), the illustrious eminent master of art glassmaking, whose name impersonates the Art Nouveau period in the sphere of decorative and applied art. The term “the Halle technique” (or “the Halle style”) was popularly accepted and defined the items made from colored multilayer laminated glass.

Apart from the serial and mass-circulation works of Emil Halle manufactory produced in the 1900-1930’s, the exhibition also highlights the items made from colorless transparent glass and painted in the Historicism style of the 1880-1890’s. They were created during the period of the artist’s collaboration with the Meisenthal Glass factory. The French manufacture Daum Frères in the 1900’s, the Russian Imperial Glass and Porcelain plants (IG&PP) and Gusevsky crystal factory in the 1910’s followed the “Halle style”. Their products are presented at the exhibition as well. A ladle with a hippocampus-shaped spout occupies a special place at the exposition. It was produced by IG&PP in 1916 in the “pate-de-verre” (glass paste) technique, popular among the French glassmakers in the 1900-1920’s years, but not widely practiced in Russia.

The exposition is complemented by videos that give an idea of the Museum glass art collection of the 19th and 20th centuries diversity and completeness.

Photo report from the opening ceremony you can see in our photo gallery.

Video about the exhibition "Multicolor Glass Rhymes" opening ceremony