The Inner Space

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
The Inner Space
Accession Number: 
97.3.58
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 19.4 cm, W: 11 cm, L: 31.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1968
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Web Description: 
Jan Fisar (Czech, b. 1933) worked as a designer for the Czech national glassworks in Zelezný Brod before establishing his private studio in the north Bohemian town of Nový Bor in the 1970s. He gained experience in the mold-melting technique of casting while working with the renowned artists Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921-2002) and Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech. b. 1924) on the creation of their monumental glass sculptures for Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada. The Inner Space is an important, early example of glass sculpture in this technique.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Fisar, Jan ((Czech, 1933-2010)), Source
1997
Material: 
Inscription: 
J. Fisar 68
scratched
near base
Fi 68
signature
cast into piece near base
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "The Inner Space". Colorless, blue-green tinted glass; mold-melted, cut, ground, polished. Rectangular brushed metal base.
Kiln Forming Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 23; BIB# 110657
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, pp. 13; 40;