If by some means you doubted that
animals always make the best subjects for the
world's great art masterpieces, then you should definitely
reconsider your views, as here is more evidence of how animals can be interpreted,
sculpted and presented in an arty breathtaking light. In her restless
adventures in search of novel and quirky things, Violet Darkling was mesmerized
by different types of installations of shattered glass animal sculptures
created by Marta
Klonowska, who is a highly talented Polish artist from Warsaw.
What is even more interesting in this story is the fact that this work of art
was designed to bring to light historical paintings from masters like Rubens
and d’Agar, while the animals were placed in secondary roles, however the
artist has made them the focal point of her art.
As you are definitely falling into these expressive static yet so alive shattered glass animal sculptures, it is worth mentioning the perfect integration between the colour, painting and sculpture. Regardless of the fact that we are looking at two totally different objects, the painting and the animal sculpture, there is a remarkable unity between them given the perfect selection of colours and this is exactly why these pieces of art are so interesting to Violet Darkling. As Marta Klonowska explains to European Glass Context:
“Animals are difficult to understand and it is difficult to communicate with them. My glass animals open therefore a new reality, which is different from ours. The sitters in the painting, the animals and the audience of my art perform in a kind of theatrical stage, where the different levels become indistinct. This clash of realities should make us think about the uncertainties of life.”