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This Lalique Athlete is reminiscent of the antique ideal of a complete human being, skilled in arts but also in fighting and in action. In the Greek art, the figure of the athlete not only epitomizes the beauty of the bodies, a present from the gods, but also a visible expression of wisdom and virtue. Thus, antiquity neglected no aspect of intellect and physics in the education of young people.
In René Lalique’s work, athletes were always in action like on the doors of his atelier, Cours de la Reine in Paris back in 1902. And again in 1912, he used wrestlers to adorn the porch of the famous Couturier Jacques Doucet, in the suburb of Neuilly.
Athletic and manly, this masculine nude in satin-finished crystal exhumes the ancient ideal of a complete being, skilled in the arts but also in action and demonstrates the extraordinary ability of Laliques master glassmakers to put their traditional know-how at the service of creation and emotion.
-Dimensions: H 9.84" x L 6.69" x W 7.09" (H 25 cm x L 17 cm x l 18 cm)
-Weight: 3.31 lbs (1,50 kg)
-Handcrafted in France
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