Glass bestiary from the end of the 19th century until today
Animals have been one of the oldest sources of inspiration for humanity, continuously used as models for our imagination and our creations. Omnipresent in works of art, they can also be seen in glass arts, in different ways depending on the eras and styles, especially between the end of the 19th century and the present, and in line with artistic movements of each era. From stark Art Nouveau realism to more contemporary creations, without forgetting shapes and stylised decors in the inter-war period, animals exist in all shapes and sizes.
With a selection of sixty works of art produced both in glassworks and by artists who influenced the history of glass art from the end of the 19th century until today, animal-based subjects are presented, forming a fabulous and fantastic glass bestiary.