Plate with Abstract Decoration

Object Name: 
Plate with Abstract Decoration

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Object Name: 
Plate with Abstract Decoration
Accession Number: 
62.3.139
Dimensions: 
Overall Diam: 35.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1958
Web Description: 
Designs for Czech glass after 1945 are widely respected for their originality and innovation. Like mid-century Italian and Scandinavian glass, Czech glass was influenced by contemporary art. What distinguishes Czech glass of the period, however, is the artists’ treatment of glass as a medium for abstract painting and sculpture. Abstraction in the fine arts was not permitted by the Czechoslovak communist government. This piece was exhibited in “Glass 1959”.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Skloexport, Liberec, Former Collection
1962
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; pressed, cut, sand-blasted, polished.
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
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 1959 through 1959
 
Glass 1959: A Special Exhibition of International Contemporary Glass (1959) illustrated, p. 69, pl. 36; BIB# 27614