What Is Art? - The French Glasshouse Blog


Art Is History - The Secret Room

Art Is History - The Secret Room

Splashed across the newspapers about a week ago was the spectacular story of a treasure trove of Nazi memorabilia found within a hidden room near Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

Associated Press - HIDDEN TROVE OF SUSPECTED NAZI ARTIFACTS FOUND IN ARGENTINA

Around 80 objects were found which, due to their quality and apparent supporting evidence, appeared to be remnants of high ranking offices who fled Germany after world war 2. Many sought refuge in South America including Argentina where they hoped to...


Art Is Collectibility - A Price Comparison

Art Is Collectibility - A Price Comparison

As a fresh starter to the online art world we have to ask ourselves. What value do we bring to  customers wishing to purchase our art? The art we sell, at the moment, came from art glass studios that produced multiple copies of individual styles and scenes. They are akin to prints in the fine art world. Even so, Galle & Daum are the Monet & Van Gogh of the glass art world; it would be fair to say that these pieces of art are still currently undervalued and recent auction estimates and sales are showing a steady...


Art Is Innovation - Aerosystem One by Lalique

Art Is Innovation - Aerosystem One by Lalique

Lalique has partnered with Jarre Technologies to create a set of limited edition pieces. These limited edition pieces are called the Aerosystem One. Jarre Technologies is a company founded by Jean Michel Jarre and creates high end and contemporarily designed speakers. The Aerosystem One comes in two colours, black crystal with black enamel (r.r.p. £15,000) and clear crystal with chrome (r.r.p. £13,000).

By combining the sonic perfection of Jean Michel Jarre with the crystalline art of Lalique they have created an intriguing and luxurious item that will be a centrepiece of any room. Although audiophiles and tech heads might be put...


Art Is The Artist - Legras & Cie

Art Is The Artist - Legras & Cie

Auguste-Jean-Francois Legras, an experienced glass-maker, took over the Verreries et Cristalleries de Saint-Denis et des Quatre-Chemins in 1864. Under his direction the glassworks prospered, producing an enormous range of table and fancy glass. New shapes and colours for decorative vases were constantly developed, though none were of startling artistic merit. The firm was a commerical undertaking, and as such was eminently successful.

Legras exhibited his wares with great success at a number of international exhibitions. The firm exhibited in 1888 at the Barcelona International Exhibition, where they...