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Water Furlan (b.1931) - Glass sculptures

Walter Furlan Hommage a Picasso

Hommage to Picasso (Portrait of Marie Therese)

Original glass sculpture, signed and titled  by the artist in the glass

Size:  Height 16 /14” x 18” inches

Note: This work depicts Marie Therese Walter , the long time lover Picasso and is similar in portrayal to numerous paintings by Picasso. Furlan was born near Venice and at an early age went to work in the VAMSA glassworks where the learned the technique of sculpting glass “a masello” which infuses colour into pure crystal giving it brightness, vibrant colour and power. Whilst still a young man Furlan met Picasso and later, in 1963, Picasso attended his show at the Murano glass exhibition.  Much of Furlan’s work is “after Picasso” depicting interpretations of his paintings in coloured glass. He was encouraged by Picasso himself to do this. His work is represented in numerous Italian art museums.

Edition: Unnumbered. Furlan’s works were always made from very small editions and we believe few pieces exist similar to this.

 

Walter Furlan Omaggio a Picasso

“Omaggio a Picasso- Portrait of Marie Therese 

Original glass sculpture, signed and titled  by the artist in the clear red  and coloured glass

Size:  Height 16 /14” x 18” inches

Note: This work depicts Marie Therese Walter , the long time lover Picasso and is similar in portrayal to numerous paintings by Picasso. Furlan was born near Venice and at an early age went to work in the VAMSA glassworks where the learned the technique of sculpting glass “a masello” which infuses colour into pure crystal giving it brightness, vibrant colour and power. Whilst still a young man Furlan met Picasso and later, in 1963, Picasso attended his show at the Murano glass exhibition.  Much of Furlan’s work is “after Picasso” depicting interpretations of his paintings in coloured glass. He was encouraged by Picasso himself to do this. His work is represented in numerous Italian art museums.

Edition: Unnumbered. Furlan’s works were always made from very small editions and we believe few pieces exist similar to this.

 

Walter Furlan Tete de Femme

Tete de Femme (after Picasso)

Original glass sculpture, signed and titled  by the artist in  blue, red and yellow glass, signed by the artist beneath base

Size:  Height 37 cm x width 21 cm; weight 9760 g. 

Note 1: This work depicts a woman head and face and is similar in portrayal to numerous paintings by Picasso. Of especial note is the treatment of the lips which are separately moulded.

 Furlan was born near Venice and at an early age went to work in the VAMSA glassworks where the learned the technique of sculpting glass “a masello” which infuses colour into pure crystal giving it brightness, vibrant colour and power. Whilst still a young man Furlan met Picasso and later, in 1963, Picasso attended his show at the Murano glass exhibition.  Much of Furlan’s work is “after Picasso” depicting interpretations of his paintings in coloured glass. He was encouraged by Picasso himself to do this. His work is represented in numerous Italian art museums.

Edition: Unnumbered. Furlan’s works were always made from very small editions and we believe few pieces exist similar to this.


 

Walter Furlan Omaggio a Miro

"Ommagio a Miro"

Original glass vase sculpture, light blue, dark blue, red, green and yellow glass, signed by the artist with incised signature on the base. Also on the base the inscription reads “Omaggio a Miro”

Size:  Height 390 mms x width 190 mms; weight 7650 grams 

Note 1: This work is in the form of a glass circular vase with a facial expression and solid base. 

 Furlan was born near Venice and at an early age went to work in the VAMSA glassworks where he learned the technique of sculpting glass “a masello” which infuses colour into pure crystal giving it brightness, vibrant colour and power. Whilst still a young man Furlan met Picasso and later, in 1963, Picasso attended his show at the Murano glass exhibition. In the fullness of time Furlan also got to meet other Schools of Paris artists such as Joan Miro and made works, such as this present example, in hommage to him. Furlan’s work is represented in numerous Italian art museums.

Edition: Unnumbered. Furlan’s works were always made from very small editions and we believe few pieces exist similar to this.


 

Walter Furlan Tete d' Homme

Tete d’homme - après Picasso

Original glass sculpture, signed by the artist in  blue, red and yellow glass, signed by the artist beneath the base

Size:  Height 325 mms x width 140 cm; weight 4650 g. 

Note 1: This work depicts a man’s cubist head and face and is similar in portrayal to numerous paintings by Picasso.

Note 2:  Furlan was born near Venice and at an early age went to work in the VAMSA glassworks where the learned the technique of sculpting glass “a masello” which infuses colour into pure crystal giving it brightness, vibrant colour and power. Whilst still a young man Furlan met Picasso and later, in 1963, Picasso attended his show at the Murano glass exhibition.  Much of Furlan’s work is “after Picasso” depicting interpretations of his paintings in coloured glass. He was encouraged by Picasso himself to do this. His work is represented in numerous Italian art museums.

Edition: Unnumbered. Furlan’s works were always made from very small editions and we believe few pieces exist similar to this.