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1998 Anthony Corradetti Born: Chester, Pennsylvania 1955 blown glass painted with glass lusters overall: 13 x 15 1/2 in. (33.0 x 39.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of John B. Stockel, M.D. in honor of his parents, John and Gail Stockel 1999.64 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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“I hope to emphasize the inherent characteristics of glass by treating the blown forms as empty canvasses, layering their surfaces with overlapping color and texture to create three-dimensional translucent paintings.” Anthony Corradetti, 2001

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While anticipating the birth of his daughter, Anthony Corradetti looked at illustrations of zygotes, embryos, and various cellular forms. Seeing a relationship between these and his drawings, they became the basis for his paintings on blown glass. The images are not literal, but convey the artist’s feelings and impressions. Each piece in the Pod Series showcases the capacity of glass to capture and play with light, and inspire the next piece in the series, allowing Corradetti’s ideas to flow and develop along with the molten glass.


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