Spatial Composition for the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the World Exhibition Expo 58 - II

René Roubíček

René Roubíček - Spatial Composition for the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the World Exhibition Expo 58 - II

At the Brussels World’s Fair EXPO 58, Czech glass makers astonished the world with their exploitation of the artistic possibilities of glass both in design and solitary objects. Works by René Roubíček, Jan Kotík, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová displayed in the Czechoslovak exhibition represented a turning point in the concept of glass studio work. Roubíček’s abstract spatial composition of colourful glass in hot moulded elements executed in various techniques and installed on a metal bearing structure was later called Glass - Mass - Form - Expression and awarded the Grand Prix by the jury. Roubíček did a variation of his Brussels composition in 2003 and donated it to the National Gallery in Prague.

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measurements: height 266 cm
width 380 cm
depth 235 cm
material: glass, steel
inventory number: P 9122
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art
licence: copyrighted work

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