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Vintage Murano Glass Lovers Mid-Century Black Iridescent Sculpture by Renato Anatra Vintage 053926473335

Vintage Murano Glass Lovers Mid-Century Black Iridescent Sculpture by Renato Anatra

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This vintage abstract Murano Glass lovers statue is a modernist Venetian art glass masterpiece crafted by famous Renato Anatra. Renato Anatra is one of the most prominent Murano Glass artists of the 20th century, who co-founded acclaimed company Vetri Artistici Arte 80 together with another world-renowned Murano artist Andrea Tagliapetra. This black iridescent sculpture is a symbolic representation of two lovers forever connected, merging into each other and making a circle symbolizing eternal love, which knows no beginning or end. Their heads are touching each other in a gesture of both passion and trust.

This vintage Murano Glass Lovers figure is a rare one-of-a-kind piece even among Anatra's works, as it's black iridescent finish requires exceptional mastery and is a unique feature of very few Murano Glass artworks. The design of the sculpture is reflective of Renato Anatra's artistic style rooted in the prominent art movements of the 20th century, including minimalism and abstractionism. Renato Anatra's works are featured in many prominent museums, galleries, and private collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like other art forms, Murano Glass experienced a renaissance in the middle of the 20th century as hitherto traditionally trained glass artisans started to explore the contemporary art scene and integrate the prevailing art movements into their works.
  • Measurements: The sculpture measures about 18.5 inches in height and 9 inches in width and the cylindrical base measures about 4 inches in height and 4 inches in diameter. Weight is about 15lbs.
  • This is an authentic vintage Murano Glass Renato Anatra sculpture handmade by the master in the 1960's. It is signed "R. Anatra". GlassOfVenice fully certifies its authenticity.
  • This is a pre-owned piece. It is in excellent vintage condition but may show some slight wear commensurate with age. The sculpture is free of defects or damage. There are no chips, cracks, repairs, scratches or areas of heavy wear.
  • The sculpture comes well packaged to avoid damage in transit.

Workmanship



Larger Murano Glass figures and sculptures are typically made in the ancient factories on Murano island, where there is enough space to turn, twist, and blow the glass, move it into and out of the large furnaces, and cool it down properly. Making the glass mixture with the right color intensity and pattern is only a part of the job. The biggest challenge is shaping the glass just perfectly while keeping it in the correct state in between the bench and the furnace. This requires special skills rarely found outside of Murano Glass artist and artisan community. These Murano Glass sculptures of lovers, abstract art, and animals crafted in well-known Murano factories are top-quality art glass pieces sought after by interior decor specialists and collectors alike.

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