Item # : BD_1676_R
Murano Glass art shines brightest when it explores themes in modern art, such as this stunning Picasso Head sculpture. In a tribute to the artist that revolutionized art in the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, the innovative Murano masters created this Murano Glass sculpture, which reflects Picasso’s renowned style and pioneering approach to art. The Picasso-inspired head of a woman conveys beauty, bold femininity, and unorthodox style with unique forms and abstract surrealist manner characteristic of Picasso’s art. The rich colors of red in the woman's hair, orange and yellow in the face, and blue in the eyes and neck play off each other and evoke feminine warmth and sensuality. Authentic Murano Glass Picasso heads and busts are some of the most prized art glass pieces found only in a few select galleries and high-end shops in Venice. An art glass piece in Picasso style makes a great gift for anyone who loves art, admires Pablo Picasso, and appreciates Murano Glass.
- Measurements This Picasso Head sculpture is 11 inches tall, 11 inches wide, and 3 inches deep. The size of the base is 6-1/2 x 3 inches. The weight is about 7 lbs.
- The statue is authentic Murano Glass creation painstakingly crafted by hand using only traditional glass-making methods in a prominent Murano Glass Factory specializing in modern art pieces. 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, 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.