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« on: Apr 03, 2007, 19:17 »

During the late 19th century, the Dresden studio of LEOPOLD BLASCHKA (1822-1895)and his son RUDOLF (1857-1929) produced beautifully detailed glass models of exotic plants and bizarre sea creatures for natural history museums and aquaria all over the world.



 All glass sculptures by Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka

More information & images here:
http://www.rps.psu.edu/sep99/glass.html
http://podium.dolcevitas.com/blaschka/blaschka-intro.html
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 04, 2007, 17:32 »

Partial view of the glass flower collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
[aka. The Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants]


Echninocereus engelmannii

Iris versicol L.

More Marine Invertebrates...



http://www.designmuseum.org/design/leopold-rudolf-blaschka
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 04, 2007, 23:36 »

Cool. You can see examples of this at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, too.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 05, 2007, 14:32 »

Ernst Haeckel would love this thread!  jellyfish

(... and so do I...)
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 04, 2007, 22:43 »

A contemporary artist with a kindred spirit...
Miwa Koizumi, PET SAWAGUZO Installation1
http://miwa.metm.org/PET_project/
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2007, 01:14 »

Wasn't quite sure where to put this, but anyway this cutie is waving his eight arms to Wurzeltod Forum from documenta12 in Kassel:

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 02, 2007, 15:17 »

If you allow me to expand the subject a little into the direction of tentacled sculpture and craftwork in general, I have a few impressions and links to share:


Jellyfish Wall by Alissa Coe and Carly Waito


Giant Squid[/url] by Nemo Gould, 2006, 6’7” x 10’8” x 3’6”  


From the Sailor's Valentine series by Elizabeth McGrath, 2001  


Octopus #3 by Scott Radke, 2006  

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Benny and Redbird by Kathie Olivas
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 21, 2007, 12:42 »

Arrow Glass Jellyfish Sculptures by Chris Lowry and Christopher Richards
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 29, 2007, 08:08 »

Shocked  Oh man I wish I has $1295 for the first sideways double one

If I had any crafty skills whatsoever some jellyfish made of ricepaper or something hanging from the ceiling in the corner (similar to 'jellyfish wall' you posted) would be to die for
Weird how much martha-stewart-with-a-twist decor inspiration this forum gives me   Confused
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 27, 2008, 16:55 »




For those interested in the art of the Blaschkas: There's currently a (travelling) exhibition on show at the Technische Sammlungen in Dresden, Germany. It features a few original glass objects and photos of unexhibited ones taken by Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch.

You can read a review and find out further details here (article in German)

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 04, 2008, 22:02 »

Please excuse me for turning this fragile glassy thread into a Tentacles in Interior Design and Sculpture thread, but this new work by Scott Radke is just too precious to be ignored:




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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 17:25 »

A contemporary artist with a kindred spirit...
Miwa Koizumi, PET SAWAGUZO Installation1
http://miwa.metm.org/PET_project/

This might be of some interest to NYC folks:

Miwa Koizumi

Exhibition in New York

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new installation of Brooklyn-based artist Miwa Koizumi will be part of the group exhibition Waste Not, Want Not in New York.

Alongside artists Jonathan Allen, Tony Feher, Lars Fisk, Rainy Lehrman, Carole Frances Lung, Julian Montague, Macrae Semans, Austin Shull, Courtney Smith, Shinique Smith, Jade Townsend & Michael Petersen, Paul Villinski, Letha Wilson and Randy Wray she will present the latest installment of her PET project.

Waste Not, Want Not, May 4th to August 3rd, 2008 at Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. Long Island City, NY 11106

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« Reply #12 on: Feb 06, 2009, 00:21 »

Aaaah... tentacular eye candy over at Pink Tentacle:

Arrow ‘Organic’ robots to mimic primitive life

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« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2010, 17:48 »

Our exquisite Lady Naturalia informed me today about this glorious publication on the Blaschkas that I wasn't aware of.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 09, 2010, 18:29 »

I have a feeling Mlle Naturalia will love this....

Glass Microbiology

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These transparent glass sculptures were created to contemplate the global impact of each disease and to consider how the artificial colouring of scientific imagery affects our understanding of phenomena. Jerram is exploring the tension between the artworks' beauty, what they represent and their impact on humanity.

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