The Elements I

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Object Name: 
The Elements I
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Overall H: 52 cm, W: 71.5 cm, D: 82 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
The sensuous juxtaposition of materials is characteristic of Dana Vachtová’s work. The full, fluid blown shapes of The Elements I spill over the sharp edges of its rigid metal base, like water flowing over rocks. Vachtová invites the viewer to visually compare these materials, noting the flexibility and lightness of the glass in contrast to the hardness and seeming immovability of the metal base.
Art Centrum, Source
Vachtova Dana
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; mold-blown; metal base.
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Czechoslovakian Glass 1350-1980
Corning Museum of Glass 1981-05-02 through 1981-11-01
Six centuries of objects from five Czechoslovakian museums and more than 20 contemporary Czech glass artists. From the geographic region of Czechoslovakia known as Bohemia, came (and continues to come) a dazzling sequence of decorative designs and techniques for the embellishment of glass. The history of the Czechoslovakian artist is not simply a catalog of applied decorative techniques, but a sequential array of innovations and improvements that have often set the standard for the rest of the world.
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 45, 86-87 (fig. 92, plate 19); BIB# 107478
Stained and Art Glass (2005-11) illustrated, p. 460; BIB# 87455
Czechoslovakian Glass: 1350-1980 (Exhibition) (1981) illustrated, pp. 118, 161, #116; BIB# 30316