Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Loetz Diaspora vase, rare in pink circa 1900

The real beauty of Loetz art glass is often difficult to capture in photography.

Studio lighting along with a good camera a good lens and  some luck are needed. They can highlight the art and the skill of the craftsman that labored to make these pieces. Even photographs cannot show every nuance. Sometimes only a video can do them justice.

The problem then becomes one of technology over art. A camera's white balance wants to constantly correct the iridescence that its computer chip reads as the vase reflects light on its turntable. Here's one example.

The vase is a Loetz Diaspora in the seldom seen pink ground color circa 1900.


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