Item # : BD_1667
Murano Glass art gets an unexpected contemporary twist in this unique Picasso Hand sculpture. In a tribute to the most famous and revolutionary artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, the inventive Murano masters created this Murano Glass sculpture, which reflects Picasso’s abstract style and avant-garde approach to art. The Picasso-inspired hand showing the OK sign represents surrealist movement in art, with bright colors and face features. The rich deep colors of red, yellow, orange and blue, and inquisitive blue eyes convey sunny mood and atmosphere of liberation from the canons of art and tradition. Authentic Murano Glass Picasso figures are some of the most valuable art glass pieces found only in a few select galleries in Venice. They make a unique gift for anyone who loves modern art, admires Pablo Picasso and his style, and appreciates Murano Glass and Venetian craftsmanship.
- Measurements This Picasso Hand sculpture is 10 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The diamaterer of the base is 3-1/2 inches. The weight is about 6 lbs.
- The statue is authentic Murano Glass creation crafted entirely by hand using only traditional glass-making methods in a prominent Murano Glass Factory, specializing in modern art pieces.
- The Hand figurine features the etched signature of the master, an attached sticker of the official Murano Glass consortium, a stamp of the factory, and is accompanied by the certificate of authenticity.
- Because each item is a unique work of art made by hand, slight variations of colors, patterns, sizes, and shapes, are possible.
Making of Murano Glass Picasso heads, faces, hands, and other sculptures is a long and meticulous process, which includes multiple steps. First, the base of the head is crafted from transparent or colored glass using a special bronze mold. Once the base of the head cools off, the glass-master adds features to it in a quick, precise manner, one by one, repeatedly re-heating the head in the furnace to ensure the correct state of the glass for glass-making. In the end, the master adds the hair by applying a layer of hot glass mass over the head and using basic instruments to shape it up and create unique hairstyles. The end result is a stunning modern art sculpture in the surrealist and cubist style of Pablo Picasso, which makes a fine gift and a perfect accent for any contemporary or mid-century interior design.