Highly attractive mid 20th Century French Pate-de-Verre glass study of a slightly abstract face connected to an arm and hand that is tenderly embracing another abstract face. Exhibiting very fine translucent colours and excellent detail, inscribed Daum France & numbered 205/225. Further signed Etienne for the artist that was especially commssioned to produce this limited edition sculpture for Daum.
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Height: 24 cm
Width: 30 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Pate de Verre Glass
Born in Grenoble in November 1952, Étienne spent his youth and adolescence in the Dauphiné. He continued his university studies in Ottawa (Canada), obtained a degree in visual arts in Marseille, then enrolled at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He taught from 1974 to 1976.
Etienne is passionate about sculpting, with bronze usually being his preferred medium. He finds most of his inspiration in poetry and his work is loaded with borrowed symbolism & intentional details. His sculptures give life to his favourite poetry, usually about love & beauty. Each Daum crystal piece is made using the rare and ancient "Pâte de Verre" glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5,000 BC and involves melting many fragments of coloured crystal within a mold. This results in intense colours and subtle shading
Pâte de Verre is a rare and ancient glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5000 bc (pieces have been found in the tombs of pharaohs).in 1900 Daum rediscovered this technique that had been long forgotten, then further developed it in 1968.
The process of melting glass coupled with the lost wax technique that Daum has developed, ensures a perfect reproduction of the original piece just as the artist had imagined it. today, Daum is the only glass maker in the world able to produce this exceptional material so perfectly. Pâte de Verre is a mutable substance, which has translated every whim of the imagination of the master glassmakers for over a century, in this way, no two pieces are identical, because the fragments of groisil blend and merge at will as the glass melts.
This mastery and constant research have resulted in world renowned masterpieces.
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