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