Paul Saintenoy was one of Brussels’s most prominent architects, and he altered his house, built in 1872, by introducing Art Nouveau elements to it. Inside was one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau stained glass windows in Brussels created by craftsman Raphael Evaldre in c.1900. Based on an image by painter Henri Privat-Livemont, the window showcases a woman emerging from the centre of a swell of Japanese inspired waves. Called ‘La Vague’ (The Wave), the stained-glass window refers to the print The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai, in which a huge wave bears down on three boats.
Designer, Nicola Slaney, wanted to create a prestigious piece as part of the Art Nouveau Collection. Around the base of her chosen vase, an ethereal woman emerges from the sea, her hair adorned with seashells, together with seaweed intermingled amongst her own flowing locks. Above her is the sea itself, created by the clever use of small fan shaped blue arcs, which leads your eye to the sky which is infused with a soft, golden glow as the evening’s sun sets. In the evening, when lit from the interior, the window reveals all of its beauty, in the same way that Nicola’s prestige vase does over a century after Evaldre’s original creation.
- Designer: Nicola Slaney
- Dimensions: H 50.00 x W 32.00 x D 32.00 cm
- Availability: Delivery may be up to 20 weeks
- Product Width32.00cm
- Product Height50.00cm
- Product Depth32.00cm
- Designer:Nicola Slaney
- Collection:2021 Art Nouveau collection
- Design Window (Style):People/Fantasy