Jean-Michel Othoniel .”The Collier”

“The Collier”,  Murano Glass Sculpture by leading French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel 

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Since 1993 he has been working almost exclusively in glass, with the help of trained glass blowers (including teams of artisans in Murano and Firozabad). Most of these creations take the form of large glass beads on a string: single strands that look like rosaries, double loops suggestive of classic pearls and, more recently, elaborate arrangements inspired by Lacanian theory. Artist invites to contemplate  through these worka the philosophy of existence through the formal beauty of glass. Émile Soulier  described his fascination to glass as “transparency draped in reflections and stitched with metal.”

 

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