Granulare Elephant No. 8

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Object Name: 
Sculpture
Title: 
Granulare Elephant No. 8
Accession Number: 
2007.4.179
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 26.1 cm, W: 22.6 cm, D: 9.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1998
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Ben W. Heineman Sr. Family
Web Description: 
In the 1990s, Marquis turned his focus to mid-century Venetian glass, and specifically to designs made in the 1940s for the Venini glassworks by the acclaimed Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906–1978). Granulare is a type of glass that was developed by Scarpa, and researched and revived in the mid-1990s by Marquis. The white granulare have a higher-temperature melting point than the glass of the surrounding color, so the white glass stays stiff even when the surrounding color becomes soft and malleable. The surface of granulare is thus bumpy and uneven. Marquis says that blowing granulare is like blowing a bubble of chewing gum with metal BBs in it. This tipsy elephant was inspired by the charming animals made in the 1930s at the Venetian glassworks of Venini, and at Barovier & Toso, on Murano.
Provenance: 
Elliott Brown Gallery, Former Collection
1998
Heineman, Ben W. Sr. Family, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
MARQUIS
signature
Imbedded in Cane inside of back foot
Primary Description: 
Fused and blown granulare murrine, acid-etched, ground, bonded.
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.
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass
Contemporary Glass Gallery and Changing Exhibitions Gallery
 
Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) illustrated, p. 219, pl. 125; BIB# 109983