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Frantisvek Vízner (Czech, born 1936)
Cylinder, 1990, glass.
Partial and promised gift, Adele and Leonard Leight Collection 1992.18.54

The most striking characteristics of Vizner’s works in glass are the simple unadorned geometric forms marked only by blocks of color. Unlike most contemporary glass artists he rejects fluid expressive forms. His work relies heavily on principles established in twentieth century modernist design. Ornamentation is stripped away to reveal pure geometric shape and color. He works in a limited range of forms, cylinders, bowls and plates, machine cutting them into pieces like Cylinder. With these forms he has developed a highly rational visual language.




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