Cercle (Circle)

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Object Name: 
Cercle (Circle)
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Overall H: 30 cm, Diam (max): 60.0 cm
Not on Display
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Purchased with funds from the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
A sculptor, Bernard Dejonghe (French, b. 1942) worked primarily in ceramics before turning to glass, and he is still involved with both materials. The cold, white blocks of Cercle (Circle) are more evocative of snow and ice than the intense heat of the glass kiln. Dejonghe casts his colorless, optical-quality glass so that it develops a hard, devitrified white crust that is then chiseled. The result is a sculpture that has the depth and clarity of crystal with the rough and tactile surface of weathered glass or stone.
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Primary Description: 
Sculpture, "Cercle (Circle)". Colorless optical lead glass; cast, cut, ground, polished, chiseled.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
2015 Calendar Treasures from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) illustrated, title leaf, June; BIB# 142518
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (2014-12) illustrated, June;
Kiln Forming Glass (2010) illustrated, p. 23; BIB# 110657
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 37, 152-153 (fig. 72, plate 52); BIB# 107478
Recent Important Acquisitions, 40 (1998) illustrated, p. 178, 375; BIB# AI40492
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1997 (1998) illustrated, p. 7; BIB# AI95178