Razzle Dazzle Boat #12-1

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Razzle Dazzle Boat #12-1
Accession Number: 
2012.4.115
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.8 cm, W: 57.1 cm, D: 15 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
2012
Web Description: 
Marquis used what he calls a "slab construction" technique to build his wildly patterned warships, such as the one you see here, which are inspired by the razzle-dazzle camouflage patterns used during World War I. Invented by the British artist Norman Wilkinson (1878-1971), the razzle-dazzle camouflage-consisting of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colors - was not meant to conceal the boats, but to make it difficult to assess their range, speed, and heading.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Marquis, Richard (American, b. 1945), Source
2012
to
2012-09-04
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
#12-1 #2010
inscription
Marker inside of base in black
© 2012 / Marquis
signature
Marker inside of base on patch of white paint in black
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Razzle Dazzle Boat #12-1". Red, white, yellow, gray, brown, green, and blue glass; kiln-formed slab construction, cut. Sculpture in the form of an abstract ship with a straight-walled teardrop-shaped top. Sculpture made of striped patchwork glass pieces.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2013-02-16 through 2014-02-02
This exhibition is part of the Corning Museum’s ongoing Masters of Studio Glass series developed to provide a platform for in-depth surveys of artists represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.