Glass Flower (1940) by Kurt Schwitters

Glass Flower - Kurt Schwitters - 1940

Artwork Information

TitleGlass Flower
ArtistKurt Schwitters
Dimensions30 1/2 x 26 5/8 x 10 in. (77.5 x 67.5 x 25.5 cm)

About Glass Flower

Kurt Schwitters’ Glass Flower is a unique piece of art that was created in 1940. The artwork depicts a glass flower with delicate petals and a green stem, with the base containing metal shavings and wooden sticks arranged symmetrically on the bottom. The glass petals are colored in red, yellow, blue, and green which contrasts well with the other materials used.

The use of found objects such as metal shavings and wooden sticks was common in Kurt Schwitters’ work. He often worked with collage and assemblage techniques to create his art pieces. The use of these materials makes the work interesting as it blends contrasting elements of fragility and strength.

Schwitters’ Glass Flower can be viewed at Tate Gallery in London, making it accessible to art lovers worldwide. This art piece represents an important shift from traditional artworks to non-traditional forms that blend different mediums, textures, and shapes while still conveying striking messages. It shows how artists can push boundaries by using different techniques regardless of form or medium used; this opens up new avenues for creativity beyond what traditional mediums offer.

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