Ryubo Art Salon exhibits French Art Nouveau
A pair of 19th century French artists who worked with glass and crystal are in the Okinawa spotlight as Ryubo Hall presents the Galle & Daum Exhibition beginning Tuesday.
Emile Galle, born in 1846, was a French artist considered a major force in the French Art Nouveau movement because of his work with glass. The Daum Crystal Studio based in Nancy, France, where Galle was born and raised, was founded in 1878 by artisan Jean Daum, who together with sons Auguste and Antonin spearheaded growth during the burgeoning Art Nouveau period.
Daum is now the only commercial crystal manufacturer using the pate de verre, a glass paste process, for art glass and crystal sculptures, a technique in which crushed glass is packed into a refractory mould and then fused in a kiln. The technique burgeoned during the end of the 19th