ICARE NOIR SCULPTURE PATRICK HERVELIN DAUM :
ICARE NOIR PATRICK HERVELIN DAUM, A professor of drawing and a sculptor, Patrick Hervelin soon turned toward sculpting in stone, marble and bronze. He developed a passion for mythology and takes much of his inspiration from nature, fauna and flora. He has created impressive monumental pieces.
Icare, a character from Greek mythology, represents man and his quest for the absolute, a victim of his own desire to defy the Gods by unable to escape his own mortal destiny.
♦ ART EDITION :
Each Daum Crystal art work creation is signed with "Daum France" and numbered by hand. Every Daum piece we sell is brand new in the original box with all paperwork, first quality. Since 1878 Daum have been crafting world-renowned beauty in lead crystal using rare and ancient techniques. Daum´s perfect mastery of pate de verre has earned it a worldwide reputation for excellence. The artisans at Daum are able to capture both fine details and subtle contouring, and each glass sculpture will radiate with light and color, making it a beautiful addition to any home, and the perfect gift.
In inaugurating an Art Department in 1893, Daum affirmed its ambition in terms of creation. In harmony with the great artistic movements that have marked each era, Daum has over the years called on the sensitivity and talent of some of the most prestigious international artists. Artists as varied as Arman, César, Salvador Dali, the Lalannes, Roland Topor, Manolo Valdes, all seduced by the exceptional characteristics of crystal, have contributed to the creation of a unique collection, and to giving Daum its special place in the world of Art. Daum’s luxury is precisely this encounter with great artists, to promote their works, or simply to lend them its know-how and material, for the time of one creation. Ever burgeoning.
Pâte de verre is a rare and ancient glassmaking technique, which dates back to 5000 BC (pieces have been found in the tombs of pharaohs). In 1900, Daum rediscovered this technique that had been long forgotten, then further developed it in 1968. The process is extremely delicate to master, but the objects produced by the melting of fragments of crystal within a mould have a texture, substance and a softness of contour that can be obtained with blown glass. Pâte de verre is a Daum speciality, sometimes copied but never equalled ; a precious material that gives objects a sculptural dimension and which has been refined unceasingly. Pâte de verre has the quality of giving translucency to the forms it reproduces the brillance of this material, the intensity of colours and the myriad subtle shades all contribute to its singularity.