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Wheatfield Medium Bowl


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About This Series

In 2013 the National Gallery invited Peter Layton to select a painting from their collection to interpret in glass. Peter was particularly inspired by the skies in many paintings and eventually chose ‘Wheatfield with Cypresses’ by Vincent Van Gogh. It took months of experimenting with different kinds of dramatic skies and different ways of portraying the wheatfield in the foreground, and eventually Peter and the team combined two separately blown elements to achieve the desired effect. The pieces have been very well received in both our gallery and in the National Gallery shop.

About This Piece

Wheatfield represents the efforts of Peter’s very latest collaboration with the National Gallery. The brief was to capture the very essence of Van Gogh’s masterful brushwork and interpret this in molten glass. A challenge to say the least! Our attempt was to create a fitting tribute to Van Gogh’s remarkable genius. This bowl represents the culmination of many months worth of study and experimentation. I hope you will agree that this piece certainly does justice to Van Gogh’s singular talent.

Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 14 x 14 x 20 cm

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