Joseph-Gabriel Rousseau, born in a small village outside of Chartres to a farming family. In 1913 he married Marianne Argyriadès, a highly cultured woman of Greek descent who fueled Rousseau’s interest in Greek and Classical art. After his marriage Rousseau added the first four letters of his wife’s maiden name “a-r-g-y” in homage to her cultural, emotional, and domestic support, signing his name “Argy-Rousseau” for the remainder of his artistic career.
Glass-blowing is a glass-forming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble, or parison, with the aid of a blowpipe, or blow-tube. A person who blows glass is called a glassblower, glassmith, or gaffer.
Glass art is usually understood to refer to large modern works of art, typically one-off creations, which are substantially or wholly made in glass. It is distinguished from “art glass” and “studio glass” which are typically smaller and often made in editions of many identical pieces, but the boundaries are not clear-cut. Glass art is more likely to be exhibited in public spaces rather than in homes.
Antique Emile Galle Vases are original glass vases produced by the notable artist and designer Emile Galle.Emile Galle (born 8th May 1846) was a French Art Nouveau artist who worked primarily with glass.He first learned his techniques after studying philosophy and taking on work at his father’s furniture factory.