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Seated Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter (In Glass)

This recreation of Picasso's famous painting has been through quite a bit.  From its start at a local art show in Cincinnati to Neenah, Wisconsin where it came face to face with a force of nature, somehow it's managed to remain in one piece.

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Originally this window was made for an exhibit at Caza Sikes art gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The gallery requested artists to make a piece of art in their respective fields to pay homage to the great Pablo Picasso.

 

This is what a local art critic and artist had to say about the exhibit:

"There is not a weak work in the show.  Some of the artworks are small and others are more ambitious.  Some are blatantly humorous and others deeply reverential.  For example, Jacob Hinnenkamp made a reverential stained glass interpretation of Picasso’s Seated Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter (1937).  Hinnenkamp looked over a large sampling of Picasso’s artworks to select ones that could best be interpreted in stained glass.  Since Picasso was a natural draughtsman, and line was central to Picasso’s art making, Jacob selected a painting that used bold lines to delineate the components of the painting, referencing the lead that is used to separate pieces of colored glass.  It all looked so natural, Jacob translating a major theme of Picasso into the medium of stained glass."

                                                                           -Cynthia Kukla, AEQAI Magazine

In addition to the Picasso show at Caza Sikes, exhibit at The Ohio Statehouse, and RAW Artists show at Bogart's, this window has been to a glass art festival at the Bergstrom-Mahler Glass Museum in Neenah, Wisconsin in 2022.

 

During the festival in Neenah there was a freak windstorm that managed to knock many of our stained glass windows down, including Seated Portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter (In Glass).  Luckily, it escaped with only a couple cracks, which are hardly noticeable.  You could say this stained glass window has had quite a wild ride.

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