Painted Flowers set in Dalle de Verre (detail)

Andre Rault, Rennes, France

1963

Sun rays refract in a chunk of green dalle de verre.


The use of conventional lead cames (channels) for heavy dalle de verre seems to be unique to the Raults. Most studios used various cement mixtures to support the extra weight; but this smothers the gorgeous light refraction of the exposed edges.

Painted Flowers set in Dalle de Verre (detail)