A painter and a sculptor met in the 1950s, started making glass art together, married in the 1960s and spent the next half-century making hugely innovative art for which they invented new artistic processes. The artists became world-famous despite a massive handicap: living in a Communist country (then known as Czechoslovakia) which rigidly limited artistic expression. The artists are Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová.
I'm going into NYC on Friday to view and buy some of their work. The owner of the gallery showing it met his wife at a museum exhibition for these artists in 1994; she was their interpreter. He gives me behind-the-scenes info about them.
You can learn more about the artists here (link) and here (link).
How exciting!!! Can't wait to se what you choose!ReplyDelete
Talk about artistically innovative, wow! I can't wait to see what you bring home!ReplyDelete
New post is up featuring an 80s-style button-up and would love you to swing by!
Thanks. Heading over to your place now.Delete
So cool! I cannot wait to see what you buy : )ReplyDelete
Warm regards from Prague, Ally! As a Czech patriot and glass lover, I am pleased. SL and JB are true icons among Czech glass artists. If you like their stuff, you may also want to check out the works of René Roubíček, Vladimír Kopecký, Pavel Trnka or Stanislav Müller, among others.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recommendations: I'll look 'em up!Delete
Here's a current exhibition at Prague's Museum of Decorative Arts that you'd probably like:Delete
In 2017, shortly before his death, René Roubíček created this chandelier for the museum's main building, which I've always liked:
As I've said before, you need to come visit one day! :)
Wow! Nice to hear about the Professor's exhibition and that chandelier looks amazing. Thank you for the info.Delete
By the way, I researched the history of your country yesterday and learned much I didn't know. Visiting Prague is now high on my list. I appreciate your help.
oh wow! it looks absolutely great! I love it through and through!ReplyDelete
This looks interesting. I love glass :)ReplyDelete
It's a great art medium.Delete
Hope it all went well at the gallery.ReplyDelete
It did! I purchased two works, including the one shown above.Delete
You're going to have a fantastic collection with all these amazing artistic forays you've been exploring. I am excited to hear and see more.ReplyDelete
That's the goal. And each object has a story behind it. It's like having capsules of history. When I display them, I'll eagerly be the tour-guide. :)Delete
That's awesome!! Gallery viewing is so fun.ReplyDelete
Very cool. I hope you were happy with your purchase.ReplyDelete
How wonderfully exciting! It must be a phenomenal feeling and experience to be able to purchase original art from creators of this calibre.ReplyDelete
May your new purchases bring you countless years of enjoyment and inspiration.
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