The Elements I

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
The Elements I
Accession Number: 
81.3.24
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 52 cm, W: 71.5 cm, D: 82 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1979
Web Description: 
The sensuous juxtaposition of materials is characteristic of Dana Vachtová’s work. The full, fluid blown shapes of The Elements I spill over the sharp edges of its rigid metal base, like water flowing over rocks. Vachtová invites the viewer to visually compare these materials, noting the flexibility and lightness of the glass in contrast to the hardness and seeming immovability of the metal base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Art Centrum, Source
1980-08-07
Color: 
Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
Vachtova Dana
signature
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; mold-blown; metal base.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 45, 86-87 (fig. 92, plate 19); BIB# 107478
Stained and Art Glass (2005-11) illustrated, p. 460; BIB# 87455
Czechoslovakian Glass: 1350-1980 (Exhibition) (1981) illustrated, pp. 118, 161, #116; BIB# 30316