"Devils Blowing Glass" by Lucio Bubacco, 1997

Summary

Lucio Bubacco grew up surrounded by the centuries-old glass culture of the island of Murano, Italy. He invented a glass technique to sculpt bodies that appear in motion. His figures are precariously placed in poses that make for a lively arrangement. He uses a delicate soda-lime glass mixture instead of the sturdier Pyrex to achieve a more vibrant, colorful result.

Lucio Bubacco grew up surrounded by the centuries-old glass culture of the island of Murano, Italy. He invented a glass technique to sculpt bodies that appear in motion. His figures are precariously placed in poses that make for a lively arrangement. He uses a delicate soda-lime glass mixture instead of the sturdier Pyrex to achieve a more vibrant, colorful result.

Artifact

Sculpture (Visual work)

Date Made

1997

 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery

Object ID

2015.92.9

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Bruce and Ann Bachmann.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Colorless
Red
Yellow
Orange (Color)
Green

Dimensions

Height: 19 in

Width: 15 in

Length: 15 in

Volume: 2.47 cu. ft.  (Storage volume: 4.39 cu. ft.)

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