Galerie Jacques Lacoste
There was once a look, that of Jacques Lacoste . When he was offered the Archives of Jean Royere , it acquires, fascinated by the richness of these some 5,000 documents. Exceptional tool for research and authentication, symbolic sum of the creation of the 50s, they transform this art historian and his team in real archaeologists design. The gallery becomes the place required expertise creations of Jean Royere .
His gaze still arises during a visit to the headquarters of Saint-Gobain, a set of furniture and lighting slabs of sandblasted glass, left dormant and which will decide his enthusiasm for the work of Max Ingrand . He will become the indispensable specialist famous master glassmaker.
The rectilinear geometry of the 30s to the curvilinear geometry of the 50s, Jacques Lacoste Gallery continues its research work. Each object has its memory, it is she? The track, revive, that's one of the tasks that is required the gallery where the creations of Jean Royere, Max Ingrand and Alexandre Noll alongside ceramics Georges Jouve or luminaire Serge Mouille ... gradually reducing the space between furniture and sculpture.
Mystic and secretive man, nature inspires artist, Alexandre Noll, chooses wood, living matter to the magnetic power to express the torments of his thought. In his eyes, each species has a natural beauty that must be seized. The precious wood, ebony, violet wood, rosewood or rustic wood, walnut, beech, elm and even railway sleepers and other semi beams charred, injured conceal a treasure that will reveal.
Abiding memory apparent wood, curves, accidents and veins it will be inspiring forms. Instinctive and sensual, Noll approaches gradually turns around, runs a real pas de deux with the material before completing his creative gesture. Then he shapes, purifies, polishes. The objects presented at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in 1925 will be followed by furniture whose realization is a challenge to the laws of the cabinet. Trunks, logs, logs invade the workshop, the artist size in the mass ... the cabinet arises. Recognized as a great creator of artistic furniture, it addresses the sculpture in the 50s shapes and figures appear heralding famous windings: "painful human symbols, a prisoner of its own materiality and whose thinking is opposed this titanic embrace she desperately tends to release " (R. Moutard-Uldry). In perfect harmony with the wood, his favorite material, objects, furniture, figures to sculptures, talent Alexandre Noll is required.
Ebony - Not Signed.
H 16.5 x 11.5 x 5 cm P