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Pop Art Movement – An Over View

Pop Art movement – the beginning. The Pop Art movement surfaced during the 1950’s in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Dominating the art world it drew its inspiration from simple bold images of popular and mass culture. Imagery from sources of advertising , comic books, celebrities, animal and day to days objects…

Canadian Glass Artists

Canadian Glass Artists

Canadi.an glass artistry took off in the mid-seventies when glassmaking stepped away from the functional form and towards contemporary art. Today, Canadian glass artists’ work includes blown glass, fine art glass and glass art sculptures. Art Glass Pioneers Elena Lee A key figure, for Canadian glass artists, was Elena Lee and her gallery, ‘Galerie Elena…

Chihuly Glass Art

Dale Chihuly Glass Art – Iconic Contemporary Glass Artist

Dale Chihuly Glass Art is quite simply, breath-taking. His bold, flamboyant and incredibly intricate glass sculptures are globally revered and recognised.   Chihuly Glass Art is displayed in over 200 museums and other exhibitions. Dale has also won numerous awards recognising his work and his contribution to glass artistry and specifically to blown glass. How…

Art Glass Designers – Remigijus Kriukas

Art Glass Designers, Remigijus Kriukas ​”If we were to name one artist that is the most visible and most respected glass celebrity in Lithuania today, it would certainly be Remigijus Kriukas. The main reason is his great knowledge of what glass is capable of, its extraordinary and irreproducible qualities that distinguish it from other materials.”…

Art Glass Studios

Art Glass Studios – Fine Colourful Art Glass Handmade in the UK

Glass art has been used to beautify homes and other buildings for centuries from stained glass windows to sculptures as well as functional bowls and vases.  However, for a long time, glass art was viewed as the ‘poor cousin’ to paint sculpture and pottery. That is no longer the case, and the glass art business…

Murano Glass, A History Of

Glassblowing has been present in Venice for over 1000 years.  It is believed that Glassmaking has existed since the 8th century and is the oldest operating glass blowing community in the world.  It was Europe’s first major glass making center. Venice in the late 13th Century was predominantly made up of wooden structures.  The glass…

Bohemia and Bohemian Eastern European Glass

The Beginnings of Bohemian Glass Bohemian glass production began in about the 300BC, and by the 10th Century the Bohemian furnaces were producing glass costume jewelry (bijouterie) The expression Bohemian (from bohème, or bohèmien) surfaced around the mid nineteenth century in France in relation to the erroneous idea that freedom-loving gypsy travelers came from Bohemia. Bohemian…

Bristol Blue Glass

Bristol Blue Glass

If you ask people what is Bristol is famous for, you will get a myriad of answers as this west country city is famous for many things. Most likely answers would include Isambard Brunel’s, Shipbuilding and the term ‘Shipshape and Bristol Fashion’ and the graffiti artist Bansky. Something that may not immediately spring to most…

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