Marta Klonowska and Her Amazing Glass Animal Sculptures

I don’t know how exactly one becomes inspired to recreate animals from 17th and 18th century paintings – using broken pieces of glass – but Marta Klonowska did just that. The detail, shape, and volume with which her animals stand are spectacular, and really make me wish I could see them in person rather than on a screen.

The Polish artist at work, creating her glass sculptures on metal frameworks. Image from the Jean-Claude Chapelotte Gallery in Luxemborg.

Here’s an example of her work with a painting called The Marquesa de Pontejos, c. 1786, by Francisco de Goya.



Pug dog, from Lorch+Seidel Contemporary in Germany.

The Lorch+Seidel is the best place to see her classical works, but Marta also has a selection of wildlife sculptures too.


From Panoramio, via the user Barbara Blue.

Barbara Blue, a user on Panoramio, took four or five shots of Marta’s other works while visiting a gallery. This one’s labeled, “Pan,” and you can check them out by first clicking on the image and scrolling to the right through Barbara’s other pics.

Lastly, my favorite – a howling little red fox!

From the GLASS Quarterly Hot Sheet, a magazine published quarterly about all things glass.

There you have it: animals as glass. Awesome! Thanks for reading! :)

Posted on August 7, 2013, in Artsy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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