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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2012, 02:04:34 PM »
thanks for sharing - I have a serious crush on those two  :-*

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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2012, 03:15:58 PM »
Dirk.....  that is hilarious....  I would have thought you would have seen that......
Sue.....  I did not know it could be found on glass either... These are certainly quite special.....   The fact that they have a Welz label on them is just an extra bonus for me....
Rocco.....  I love the Spritzdekor stuff.... always have... I collect Art Deco and am drawn to those types of decors....
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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2012, 04:44:56 PM »
Very nice pieces. They really look like they are derivatives from some of Kandinsky"s prints and paintings. There was a lot of "new" stuff coming out of this entire area during this time. The Bauhaus didn't have a glass dept. except for flat glass i.e. Josef Albers, but these look like they could have been heavily influenced by some of their designs that they made in graphics and ceramics.


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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2012, 05:28:57 PM »
I adore Kandinsky, but would not have thought of him as the inspiration at all... Miro, perhaps.  ;D
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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2012, 05:57:32 PM »
... I have more than just shelf-space for those beauties. WHAT a find! Not seen anything like 'em before.      "Where There's A Welz There's A Way"


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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2012, 06:51:43 PM »
I am incredibly saddened and completely depressed now, knowing that they exist, and I do not have one..... This really is a very unfair world.....

I have to agree with Kandinsky.... Miro was, at least to me, more busy, while Kandinsky was articulate and geometrically defined in many of pieces....

Kandinsky image 1st, Miro image 2nd.... 
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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2012, 07:06:48 PM »
... Was Welz, born and raised in Uptown Miami... perhaps?  lol


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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2012, 07:46:44 PM »
:-)
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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 04:07:49 PM »
I'd be interested to see the actual pieces to see what techniques were used to achieve this look. Were they enameled? painted? cut and back filled? How did they keep the narrow black lines if this was done when it was blown? Looks like a texture of glue chipping in the back ground? Was some of it overlay and cut away or etched away? Inquiring minds want to know? any ideas?
Looks like a multitude of different techniques used to achieve this great look.


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Re: Welz Strikes Again - And WOW is this a Statement!! Futurism in Glass
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2012, 04:34:21 PM »
I have some huge file size images of these. (2800 x 4800 - 14 megs) In looking at detail the area with texture appears to be ACB of some sort. The clean edge between that area and the untextured surfaces makes me think that. Chipping would not allow for such a definitive and clean edge....  At least that is my understanding. I suppose it is also possible that they cur back the surface for the outline of the glue chip area and then performed the technique. It appears that was the first step in the process. After that it appears that the enamel work was applied. In the case of the enamel in the textured areas, I can see the surface texture in the enamel in my images....  It also appears that all of the enamel is surface application on the smooth areas and I can see some feathering on some of the enamel edges, indicating that there was likely some form of tape, or tape stencil applied for each step of color......  It appears to be a very challenging piece to have produced....  The more I study them, the more I love them.....

Image of some of the details attached....
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