ICE AND FIRE: EXHIBITION OF ART GLASS BY ARTISTS OF GUS-KHRUSTALNY FACTORY IN THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS
Venue: Exhibition halls of the Russian Academy of Arts
21 Prechistenka sreeet, Moscow
The Russian Academy of Arts presents 40 art glass works produced by artists of the famous Gus-Khrustalny Factory set up in 1756 by the Russian industrialist Akim Maltsov. The Factory continues and develops the best traditions Russian art glass manufacture. It produces crystal containing 24% of lead, that gives its products a special transparency and radiance while the use of rare earth metal oxides provides a wide variety of colors. Due to the original design in combination with high quality of handiwork, the application of traditional techniques and innovations the legendary Factory has always been at the height of current art trends.
Works produced by the Gus-Khrustalny Factory are in many museum collections including the State Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, the State History Museum, Tsaritsyno Museum-Preserve, All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Vladimir and Suzdal Museum-Preserve, in Art Museums in Corning (USA) and Osaka (Japan), as well as Russian and international galleries and private collections. Among the Factory’s customers are the State Duma, the Council of Federation, the City Hall of Moscow, Gazprom, Lukoil, Aeroflot and other major companies. The Factory has been awarded the Badge of Honor of the Kremlin Suppliers Guild.
The creative team of Gus-Khrustalny Factory is headed by the Honored Artist of Russia, Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Honorary Citizen of Gus-Khrustalny Vladimir Kasatkin. The exhibition also features works by Alexander Gryzunov, Svetlana Berezina, Natalia Lyubimova, engraver Maxim Morozov and other talented masters.