Vladimir Kopecky

Vladimír Kopecký has said that 'glass is not the subject of my expression'. It might therefore appear ironic that he underwent a thorough technical and artistic training in the medium. Born in Svojanov in 1931, he attended the glass schools in Kamenický Šenov and Nový Bor before transferring to the School of Applied Art in Prague, where he studied under Josef Kaplický from 1949 to 1956. He began favoring the 'ugly' treatment of glass shortly after setting up as an independent artist in 1961, but it was not until he became head of the Prague glass department that his views excited controversy. Perhaps unintentionally, he sparked a movement away from a 'truth to materials' approach to glass and towards its unfettered use... Read more
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Sky Glow - August's Day,

2008

Acrylic on wood

170x200 cm
70x79 inches



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