Item # : BD_1920_R
Murano Glass art is best represented in avant-garde pieces, such as this Picasso Head sculpture. In a tribute to Pablo Picasso, the greatest and most nonconformist artist of the 20th century, the best masters on Murano island created this Murano Glass sculpture, which reflects Picasso’s distinguished style and pioneering approach to art. The Picasso-inspired head of a woman conveys glamor, elegance, bold femininity, and unconventional style with surrealist touches and abstract manner characteristic of Picasso’s art. The rich colors of red and black in the woman's hair accented by a bow, bright orange and yellow in the face, and blue in the eyes and neck combine in a bright image, which conveys sheer energy, strength, and sensuality. Authentic Murano Glass Picasso heads and busts are rare pieces found only in a few select galleries in Venice. They make a gorgeous unique gift for anyone who loves art, admires Pablo Picasso and contemporary art trends, and appreciates the evolution of Venetian artistic tradition.
- Measurements This Picasso Head sculpture is 13 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The size of the base is 6 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.
- The woman's head figure 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.