Heart/Red Flower

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Heart/Red Flower
Accession Number: 
81.3.38
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 120 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 1973
made in 1976
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artists
Web Description: 
Someone once said, “Science is a ladder which you can climb rung by rung, but art has wings.”—Stanislav Libenský The internationally acclaimed artists Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová have pioneered, explored, developed, and defined cast glass as a medium for contemporary sculpture. Heart/Red Flower was created for the Czech embassy in New Delhi, India. The New Delhi project, completed in 1974, included seven glass sculptures in addition to molded glass skylights. Libenský and Brychtová’s sculptures are cast in a technique called mold melting, in which chunks of glass are allowed to soften and melt into molds inside a large kiln. After the firing is complete, the sculpture is gradually cooled and then intensively cut, ground, and polished. The internal veiling in this sculpture is a result of the casting process.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Libensky, Stanislav (Czech, 1921-2002), Source
1976
to
1981
Brychtova, Jaroslava (Czech, b. 1924), Source
1976
to
1981
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
S. LIBENSKY J. BRYCHTOVA 1976
signature
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Heart/Red Flower." Red glass, aluminum; mold-melted, cut, ground, polished.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2002-05-16 through 2002-10-21
National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library 2003-02-28 through 2003-09-28
Corning Incorporated Gallery
 
The Art of Glass: Masterpieces from The Corning Museum of Glass
Venue(s)
IBM Gallery 1989-12-12 through 1990-02-03
National Gallery of Art 1990-12 through 1991-04
Czechoslovakian Glass 1350-1980
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1981-05-02 through 1981-11-01
 
Professor Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova: Pioneers of Contemporary Glass Art (2009-06) illustrated, p. 11;
Casting Poetic Sentiment: Glass Art Creation Methodology (2008) illustrated, p. 45, fig. 51; BIB# 107146
New Glass Review, 28 (2007) illustrated, p. 82;
Rhinestone Cowboys (1997) illustrated, p. 15;
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 220-221, pl. 103; BIB# 33819
New Glass Review, 6 (1985) illustrated, pp. 40-41, #114;
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 109, #66; BIB# AI9252
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1981 (1982) illustrated, pp. 2, 4;
Czechoslovakian Glass: 1350-1980 (Exhibition) (1981) illustrated, pp. 120, 161, #118; BIB# 30316