Peace, Love

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Part
Peace, Love
Accession Number: 
90.3.42 B
Overall H: 51.6 cm, W: 14.6 cm, D: 13.2 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
5th Rakow Commission, purchased with funds from the Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Endowment Fund
Web Description: 
In Peace, Love, Lyubov Ivanovna Savelyeva combines universal and personal symbols of protection and contentment—a mother with her child, and the large overstuffed chair—to project her own message of peace. The glass sculpture was blown in a factory in L'viv and enameled and finished in the artist's studio in Moscow. Savelyeva is an independent artist and educator who trained at the Moscow Higher Art Industrial Secondary School. She was one of only three glass artists elected to the Soviet Academy of Fine Arts.
Armchairs in Space
Savelyeva, Lyubov Ivanovna (Soviet, b. 1940), Source
Primary Description: 
Transparent blue and blue-green non-lead glasses cased in colorless, polychrome enamels; blown into a gypsum mold, abraded, fired enamel decoration. Two separate sections, each in the tall hollow stylized shape of a squared overstuffed armchair, with peaked overhanging top edge and extended arms; top and edges of sides and back have been abraded; each section with realistically depicted female head draped with blue-green cloak, arms, hands holding an unrolling scroll; decoration applied to give appearance of figure sitting in chair; (A) top of chair in cobalt blue blending to blue-green glass; head is turned to left with green eyes; figure is accompanied by three flying white birds; (B) entire chair is cobalt glass; head turned to right with brown eyes; figure holds child dressed in red dress with one hand; on right side near base a small figure dressed in brown is self-portrait of artist; squared base edge slightly inset; signature enameled on back near base of each section.