The history of glass art and Andriy Petrovsky’s glass art

The first human-made objects made of glass, mainly glass beads, date from 3500 BC. and were found in Egypt and the eastern part of Mesopotamia.

In the third millennium in Central Mesopotamia, a rough form of glass was used to create a glass-like layer on pots and vases. The discovery and use of glass as a glaze could have come about purely by chance. Calcareous sand, used in an overheated oven, formed a colored glass-like layer on the earthenware with the addition of soda. At that time it was mainly the Phoenician merchants and boatmen who spread this discovery in the area around the Mediterranean. The oldest parts of vases made of glass, on the other hand, date from the 16th century and were found in Mesopotamia. The manufacture of hollow glass developed independently at the same time in Egypt, Mycenae (Greece), China and North Tyrol. In the 17th century, the rods and tubes served as the starting material for the glassblowers, who mostly heated them up in their homes with an oil lamp and transformed them into glass beads, figurines and other glass objects. With the introduction of the bellows and the invention of gas burners, the possibilities of glassblowers grew, who  steadily expanded their product range, specialized in different areas and often achieved the mastery of individual disciplines. Andriy Petrovsky is one of today artist`s glass artists. He is a representative of the generation of artists in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, trained at the Lviv School of Art Glass in Lviv, Ukraine. The essence of his work is experimentation, exploration and an individual approach. The artist`s creative potential has integrated traditions of Lviv`s glass work with modern European trends and the latest techniques and approaches. He creates fundamentally new forms of design and decoration of glass and thus creates his own individual style. The central theme is classical antiquity, which he uses in his glass sculptures in an original way. He uses the Gutte technique, in which free expression is in the foreground when blowing glass. In order to achieve the desired color effects in the glass, among other things, metal oxides or natural stones are added, whereby the sculpture is accentuated here and there by a light green veil. We are very proud to be able to present some of his objects on our website. Each of his objects comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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