“A Look Back” by Scott Shroeder
“A Look Back” Glass Piece by Scott Shroeder. From 2005. Signed and dated on bottom.
3 Dimensional art glass by an American artist.
From the 19th century, various types of fancy glass started to become significant branches of the decorative arts. Cameo glass was revived for the first time since the Romans, initially mostly used for pieces in a neo-classical style. The Art Nouveau movement in particular made great use of glass, with René Lalique, Émile Gallé, and Daum of Nancy important names in the first French wave of the movement, producing colored vases and similar pieces, often in cameo glass, and also using lustre techniques. Louis Comfort Tiffany in America specialized in secular stained glass, mostly of plant subjects, both in panels and his famous lamps. From the 20th century, some glass artists began to class themselves as sculptors working in glass and as part of the fine arts.
Extraordinary glassware combines the love of the material with superb functionality and craftsmanship. This piece of glass is hand cut, fused, ground, and slumped. By using top-of-the-line art glass, vibrant colors, and precise firing conditions, ensuring that the work is of the highest quality.
A major shift in the definition of what constituted “art glass” came with the 1977 publication of the book Glass – Art Nouveau to Art Deco by Victor Arwas. Following the book’s publication there was a growing recognition that moulded, mass-produced glass with little or no decoration but high artistic and fabrication quality should be considered art glass.
Simple, yet complex, this piece will be a conversation piece in your home.
It’s clean uncomplicated lines blend in with any decor modern or traditional. The undecorated blue fits in with any color room. Finding one-of-a-kind objects to enhance your collection is a time-consuming process. Here, you can enhance your home with a piece by an American art glass artist. This product will be a valuable addition to any home or office offering a rich accent piece.
This three dimensional piece can stand alone or with other sculptures.
Size: 4 1/2″ wide x 3″ deep x 19 1/2″ high