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Lot No. 3


Černý Jan (Rychnov 1907 - 1978) Ryba Jiří (Stará Paka 1938)


Černý Jan (Rychnov 1907 - 1978) Ryba Jiří (Stará Paka 1938) - Fragile Power of Glass

Fatigue
tourmaline glass, fused in a mould, sign. and dat. prof. Jan Černý Jiří Ryba 76, height 14 cm, length 27 cm

The work comes from the authors’ studio.
Jan Černý studied at the VŠUP in Prague in the sculpture studio (prof. Mařatka) and glass studio (prof. Štipl). From 1947, he taught at the Glassmaking Professional Secondary School in Železný Brod. Jan Černý focused on glass fusing technology since the 1940s. His designs are connected to this technique. In the 1960s he became an artist in the Jablonec Maják collective, where he created a large number of glass reliefs based on his own designs. Here, he began to collaborate with his student, Jiří Ryba, with whom he created seventy works. Their joint work, characterized by a sculptor’s approach with a typically expressive stylization, is more well-known abroad than in the Czech Republic. The technology is considered groundbreaking. In the 1990s, a whole generation of glassmakers was inspired by their works. In the 1970s, Jan Černý, together with Jiří Ryba, created three-dimensional sculptures, usually in a single piece as a unique work based on their own designs.

15.10.2015 - 20:00

Estimate:
CZK 60,000.-
Starting bid:
CZK 40,000.-

Černý Jan (Rychnov 1907 - 1978) Ryba Jiří (Stará Paka 1938)


Fatigue
tourmaline glass, fused in a mould, sign. and dat. prof. Jan Černý Jiří Ryba 76, height 14 cm, length 27 cm

The work comes from the authors’ studio.
Jan Černý studied at the VŠUP in Prague in the sculpture studio (prof. Mařatka) and glass studio (prof. Štipl). From 1947, he taught at the Glassmaking Professional Secondary School in Železný Brod. Jan Černý focused on glass fusing technology since the 1940s. His designs are connected to this technique. In the 1960s he became an artist in the Jablonec Maják collective, where he created a large number of glass reliefs based on his own designs. Here, he began to collaborate with his student, Jiří Ryba, with whom he created seventy works. Their joint work, characterized by a sculptor’s approach with a typically expressive stylization, is more well-known abroad than in the Czech Republic. The technology is considered groundbreaking. In the 1990s, a whole generation of glassmakers was inspired by their works. In the 1970s, Jan Černý, together with Jiří Ryba, created three-dimensional sculptures, usually in a single piece as a unique work based on their own designs.


Auction: Fragile Power of Glass
Date: 15.10.2015 - 20:00
Location: ZIBA, Na Příkopě 20, Praha 1
Exhibition: 01.10. - 15.10.2015