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Murano Glass Picasso Head With Two Faces

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Murano Glass is a form of art, which draws inspiration from the important artistic trends of the past and present. In a tribute to the most innovative artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, the top masters in the factories of Murano island created this Murano Glass Head, which reflects Picasso’s renowned style and nonconformist approach to art. The Picasso-inspired sculpture shows two faces looking in different directions, showing the duality of human nature. The sculpture's bright colors and bold shapes convey the complexity of the human soul by using abstract surrealistic forms and imagery pioneered by Picasso. By putting three-dimensional objects onto two-dimensional plane Picasso achieved a sharp focus on the details, which are key to the perception of art. Murano Glass Picasso inspired busts and faces are some of the most unusual objects of Murano Glass, they are hard to find even in Venice. This Picasso Head makes a perfect gift for anyone who likes modern art, appreciates Picasso and his style, and values handmade, one-of-a-kind Murano Glass creations.
  • Measurements This Murano sculpture is 16 inches tall and 11 inches wide. The size of the base is 7 x 3-1/2 inches. The weight is about 13 lbs.
  • The Picasso Head statue is authentic Murano Glass artwork painstakingly created by hand using only traditional glass-making methods in a prominent Murano Glass Factory. It 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, and shapes, are possible.

Workmanship



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.

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