Nicholas Merchant on The Jewellery of René Lalique

The Arts Society Chiswick's March Lecture

As well as his work with glass he was regarded as a jeweller of great imagination
As well as his work with glass he was regarded as a jeweller of great imagination

February 24, 2023

The next talk to be presented by the Arts Society Chiswick will be by Nicholas Merchant on ’The Jewellery of René Lalique’

The lecture takes place at 8:00pm on Thursday 9 March at POSK on King Street.

René Lalique is best known as the manufacturer of Art Deco glass but he was also regarded as a jeweller of great imagination and skill.

Nicholas Merchant is a freelance lecturer in the Decorative and Fine Arts whose lectures are designed to inform and amuse. Come and hear more about Lalique’s jewellery which features the sinuous curves and natural references so prominent in Art Nouveau design which was a revelation to the cognoscenti who purchased his work.

One of his most enthusiastic patrons, Calouste Gulbenkian, said, “He ranks amongst the greatest figures of art of all time and his masterful touch…… will delight future cognoscenti”.

Olivia Freeman, Chair, The Arts Society Chiswick adds, “We have another expert lecturer this month and look forward to welcoming both members and guests to enjoy this entertaining lecture,“.

Doors open at 7pm, as does the private bar. The lecture will start at 8pm and guests are welcome paying £10 on the door.

Membership of the Arts Society Chiswick includes 10 expert lectures on the second Thursday of every month (except August and December) and the opportunity to participate in tours, visits, social events and Special Interest Days. For more information see the society's web site.

The Arts Society Chiswick brings people together through a shared curiosity for the arts, to create opportunities for everyone to be part of a diverse community in which they can enjoy, learn about, participate in, and preserve the Arts and Cultural Heritage.

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