Silent Understanding

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Silent Understanding
Accession Number: 
2002.3.40
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 31.7 cm, L: 41.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1998
Credit Line: 
Gift of Barry Friedman Ltd., New York
Web Description: 
Glass, more than any other man-made material, has the ability to capture, reflect, and refract light. The exploration of optical space and prismatic phenomena in glass is the focus of many artists working in small and large-scale sculpture and installations. Czech artists, in particular, have excelled in these studies. This is the first work by Bílek to enter the Museum’s collection.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Barry Friedman Ltd., Source
2002
Technique: 
Inscription: 
"#4224"
Label
On side Rectangular white sticker w/ black ink
Primary Description: 
Colorless, transparent green and blue glass; mold-melted, cut, assembled. Large geometric sculpture.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Stained and Art Glass (2005-11) illustrated, p. 460; BIB# 87455
Displaying the Marvels of Glassmaking at the Corning Museum of Glass (2005-10) illustrated
Displaying the Marvels of Glassmaking at The Corning Museum of Glass (2005-09) illustrated, pp. 38-40;
Tip for the Top (2005-01) illustrated, p. 21;
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2002 (2003) illustrated, p. 39, right; BIB# AI93609