Homage to Modigliani - by Master glass artist Furlan Walter
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Artist: Furlan Walter
About the Artist: Walter Furlan is considered the dean of the contemporary masters, a magnificent creator of the flooded and stylized glass. Born in 1931, his extraordinary training, experience and association is like a who’s who of modern artistic glass making. He started early and has worked with the old masters Romano Tosi “Mamaracio”, Alfredo Barbini, Gino Forte known as “Peta”, Ineo Fuga and others. He has perfected his favorite technique of working on solid glass called "Massello" and has become the master at chandeliers.
He has made glass art works based on drawings of Artists Horst Lobota, Renzo Margonari, Ghibbe’, and worked at the Murano Award producing works for other artists. He has recently executed works of art for Lindstrom, Alinari, Barattini, R. Wagner, Jef Van Reniaout and continues to produce magnificent works of art at his own studio.
Description:The Homage to Modigliani is a masterpiece sculpture that showcases Furlan Walter's lifelong association with great visual artists. The confluence of the inner and outer glass layers and the interplay of the various shades of blue create a magical visual sensation.
Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian artist who lived in early twentieth century Paris. Modigliani left a copious body of iconic portraits, paintings and sculptures by the time of his untimely death in 1920 at the age of 35. He modernized figurative painting and caused a sensation with his nude paintings. Often characterized by their elongated bodies and blank eyes, his subjects are distinctively 'Modigliani'.
(Glassware entirely produced by hand, like all our Murano items, can never be perfectly uniform. Slight differences in dimensions, or tiny bubbles in the glass, cannot be entirely avoided. In fact, all this increases the value of the piece, since this indicates the genuineness of the hand-made glass.)