Four Seasons

  • Harvey K. Littleton, Four Seasons, 1977, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1977, Harvey K. Littleton, Gift of Paul and Elmerina Parkman, 1991.172A-P

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Four Seasons is part of a group of work known as “eye” cups. Harvey Littleton encases thin layers of color within thick glass to form four sets of concentric circles, each representing a different season. Each piece has been made separately and can be moved around to create unusual color combinations and oblique angles.

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“When the artist lifts his blowpipe, he must be prepared to intervene with all his aptitude, training, form-sense, as well as physical and mental energy. Everything he knows converges at once on this curious scene reenacted millions of times in human history: a man breathing his desire into the molten glass.” Harvey Littleton, Glass Magazine, 1998

Title
Four Seasons
Artist
Date
1977
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
overall: 5 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (13.7 x 26.1 x 25.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Paul and Elmerina Parkman

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Allegory – season
  • Abstract
Object Number
1991.172A-P
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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