Disk

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Disk
Accession Number: 
72.3.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 38 cm, Diam: 37.6 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1966-1971
Web Description: 
Václav Cigler uses glass to create space. Throughout his career, he has investigated and artistically defined the mechanics of transparency and reflection. His sculptures are not meant to be displayed in neutral contexts, but to absorb, reflect, and interpret the world around them. They are designed to come alive in interaction with their environments.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Art Centrum, Source
1972
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Colorless with pale yellow tint lead optical glass; cast, ground, polished. Thick solid disk that sits on edge; one side of disc with large concave circular lens positioned off-center, other side with smaller concave lens placed almost at center of disk, smaller lens overlapped by larger and occupies approximately one quadrant of the larger lens; all surfaces are polished; unsigned.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Czech Sculpture from the Permanent Collection
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1995-03-03 through 1996-09-03