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Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired By Ancient Rome

The art of the Romans has served as fertile ground for many generations of artisans. Exploring their forms and subjects has been a worthy endeavor, and many careers have been made of interpreting their work, much as the Romans drew on the work of Grecian artisans for centuries. This fascinating online exhibit from the J. Paul Getty Museum looks at the ways in which Roman glass was used as...
Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass

Talk about eye candy, this site has got it in spades! A retrospective of 35+ years of work of Lino Tagliapietra, an Italian glass artist, is showcased in a beautifully designed, easy to use website that is part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum online exhibitions. The homepage has a short introduction to the artist, who had an usual career trajectory as he started working in glass factories...
Glassmaking in Roman Times

As Pliny the Elder wrote in "Natural History": "And so we must now proceed to explain also the nature of glass..." Taking its cue from that immortal line, this interactive exhibit from the Penn Museum explores the history of glassworking through the six centuries of Roman domination of the Mediterranean world. Through photographs and diagrams, this website tells the story of glassware in everyday...
Chrysler Museum of Art

The Chrysler Museum of Art is based in Norfolk, Virginia and its mission was greatly enhanced by a major gift from Walter Chrysler, Jr. many decades ago. Today, the museum holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of glass in the world, as well as galleries of ancient art, American painting and sculpture, and more. Visitors to the marvelous website can learn more about the museum...