venetian glass

venice, italy: thinking of the place invokes beautiful images of complex glass work. specifically upon the island citadel of murano. the history of glass there is long, starting as early as 1204 and further in 1453. it became the refuge of artisans escaping the ottoman empire.

the results of their works are splendid, as can be seen below.

glass
glass
glass

and a great video about it:

4 responses

  1. insert a picture of tom’s dolphin lamp here.

    Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 03:36

  2. fraser

    So ugly and gaudy, looks like the inventory of a gift shop in Montana or something.

    Friday, December 18, 2009 at 04:09

  3. paul

    fraser obviously hates the lord of the rings

    Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 00:13

  4. paul

    this is the epitome of “mass produced art” of 16th century guys

    Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 00:15

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