Figures and figurines in Bohemian and Czech art and craft

The Jablonec Museum of Glass and Costume Jewelry has prepared a unique exhibition of (not only) glass figures for the summer season. It represents a selection from the largest public collection of Železný Brod glass figures in the world, as well as other examples of the depiction of figures in historical and contemporary utility, decorative and studio glass.

The exhibition entitled „MOTION – EXPRESSION – EMOTION Figures and figurines in Bohemian and Czech art and craft" is not only dedicated to Železný Brod glass figurines, but also to the theme of the sculptural depiction of figures in Bohemian glassmaking in general, including utility and decorative glass and original creations. „Visitors can look also forward to lesser known glass figurines from the Jizera Mountains dating from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, pressed figural glass from the 19th century or glass whistles which are the result of the creative work of artists in recent years,“ elaborated Dagmar Havlíčková, the exhibition’s curator.

An extensive publication in Czech, English and German with more than 250 photographs has been published upon the occasion of the exhibition. Its uniqueness lies in its comparative nature whereby it not only contains texts dedicated to Železný Brod glass figures or Bohemian decorative and studio glass from the 18th century to the present, but also chapters on the figural theme within the context of international glassmaking from its beginnings to the 20th century.

The exhibition of figurines, which also recalls the significant 95th anniversary of the establishment of the Applied Arts Secondary School in Železný Brod and 120 years since the birth of the father of Železný Brod figurines, Jaroslav Brychta, will be on display at the Museum of Glass and Costume Jewelry in Jablonec nad Nisou from 22nd May to 4th October 2015.

The MOTION – EXPRESSION – EMOTION exhibition project has been supported financially by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Preciosa Foundation.

For more information:
MUSEUM OF GLASS AND JEWELLERY IN JABLONEC NAD NISOU, U Muzea 398/4, 466 01 Jablonec nad Nisou,
PhDr. Petr Nový - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.