l’École de Nancy (3)

The art-nouveau era once more - not the last time either, we can assure you. Here's an example of the magnificent things to be seen inside the Le Musée de l'École de Nancy. A built-in bath tub with some modest ornamentation. The next objects of art all belong to the category 'céramique'.

This vase was created in 1902 by Ernest Bussière (1863-1913). See http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Bussière. Name: Vigne vièrge ou Mélancolie (Virginal vine (we think) or Melancholy (that's easier)).

Here's a sort of goblet by Alfred Finot (1876-1946/7), shaped during 1900. See http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Finot. Name: Trois femmes ou Trois têtes (Three women or Three heads).

Depicted is a 1881-plate ('assiette') by Émile Gallé (1846-1904), the founder and first chairman of L’École de Nancy in 1901. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Émile_Gallé (in English this time!). Name: Anthurium (flamingo flower).

Again a vase from around 1880 - by Émile Gallé. Name: La Némophile alpestre. Gallé was a botanist too. The text on the vase sais (perhaps, possibly, we're not 100% sure): 'By means of his/her wings the alpinian némophile (a butterfly) causes the flowers of the plantago to lose their splendour'. (To translate French into another non-mother-tongue is difficult sometimes. Any suggestions about an improved translation will be gratefully received.)

As one would guess this is a flower box (jardinière), again by Émile Gallé and worked on during 1885-1889. Name: Baldaquin (Baldachin(o)(?), Canopy?). The composition parodies a military parade. Gallé got his inspiration from Grandville's 'La Vie privée et publique des animaux'. For Grandville see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Ignace_Isidore_Gérard_Grandville.

The third vase, by Victor Prouvé (1858-1943) - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Prouvé, together with the brothers Joseph (1876-1961) and Pierre Mougin (1880-1955). The object dates from 1909. Its name: Aubergine - what else could it have been? The base is made of gilded bronze and represents the leaves of the aubergine.

Another flower box (jardinière) to end with. This one was created by Jules Cayette (1882-1953) in 1906. See: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Cayette. It's, not surprisingly, called Les Sauterelles (The Grasshoppers) and was already visible by means of this blog, on the mantelpiece of a bedroom, the 5th picture of ’École de Nancy 2 - week 6, 2014. Bye for now.