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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(12), 1579-1591
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The Foundations Constructivism and Design to Trends in the Drafting of Metal Jewelry in Art Nouveau: Analytical Study of Rene Lalique's Jewelry as a New Entrance for Teaching Metal Works in the Faculties of Art Education

Neivein Abdul Ghaffar Elsaid1,

1Art Education, Faculty of Specific Education, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Pub. Date: December 01, 2015

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Neivein Abdul Ghaffar Elsaid. The Foundations Constructivism and Design to Trends in the Drafting of Metal Jewelry in Art Nouveau: Analytical Study of Rene Lalique's Jewelry as a New Entrance for Teaching Metal Works in the Faculties of Art Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(12):1579-1591. doi: 10.12691/education-3-12-15


The Art Nouveau period introduced a brief but remarkably fashionable style. Its designers embraced romanticism, naturalism, and femininity, creating emotive pieces of great harmony and beauty. Nouveau artists worked to emphasize creativity, new themes, techniques and materials. René Lalique (1860-1945) is one of the outstanding representatives of Art Nouveau. Lalique was widely recognized as one of France’s foremost Art Nouveau jewelry designers [1]. His pieces were renowned not just for beauty and creativity, but also for quality and use of his various decorative techniques. Many of Lalique's pieces begin with a symmetrical frame surrounding a design. The frame may consist of a geometric shape, or mirror images of some animals. Often he would embellish the primary design with a dangling jewel or gemstone and/or a motif. Depending on the design they are supporting, used chains are composed of different types of links including bars, squares, Etc [2]. The links can be enameled, or they can be composed strictly of metal. Lalique adapted special techniques for his craft that enabled him to incorporate Japanese imagery into his designs [3]. His open-backed translucent or plique-à-jour enamel-a high point of technical achievement. This research provides a new entrances in teaching metalwork course at the Faculty of art Education with plastic contemporary visions through the Foundations Constructivism and design for Trends the drafting of Metal jewelry in Art Nouveau, so the educational and service institutions can benefit from the development of the artwork in an effort to reach the highest degree of excellence in performance, and through the reach to a set of analytical innovative designs to enriches the field of metal works , in order to identify the theoretical concepts related to the work of metal and jewellry to study the techniques and technical, aesthetic and utilitarian characteristics of Rene Lalique applications in the field of the art of forming metal ornaments.

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