The Lalique style is derived from an artistic gesture which outlines a drawing in total osmosis with crystal. Since the early days, Lalique's recurring themes have included the female form, flora and fauna. The female was both the object and the subject of Rene Lalique's masterpieces. She was often portrayed as voluptuous with an arresting sensuality and mysterious demeanour. An ode to feminine beauty, Lalique's craft plays with satin-like reflections and flush crystal which evoke graceful and delicate womanly qualities. Fauna and flora consist of flowers, fruit, trees, insects, birds, fish and reptiles; no single plant or animal is despised. Though depicted by realism yet sometimes stylised, nature remains the inexhaustible source of inspiration on which the Lalique identity was built. Strong Art Nouveau and Art Deco inspirations add strength and lightness to the ornate masterpieces of the past and present.