This striking art glass vase, has a modern sleek design, with a classical elegance and refinement!
It makes a perfect gift, for your dearest loved ones; and an art collector’s delight!
It’s magnificent to gaze at, and commands attention, with its noble, aristocratic, ultramarine blue color!
Even though this beautiful modern vase, is made of colored glass; we would like to share a little art history with you, about the ultramarine blue color!
This striking ultramarine blue color glass, reminds us, of the rich blues, that were used during the Renaissance, to paint the Virgin Mary’s robes.
During the Middle Ages and through the Renaissance, this ultramarine blue color, was the most expensive and prestigious blue during the Renaissance!
In all of the early days, the use of this deep blue Lapis Lazuli color, was traditionally used in Christian iconography.
Back then, the blue pigment was made, by grinding up, rare, semi-precious stones called Lapis Lazuli, into a powder, made into ultramarine.
Natural ultramarine was the most valuable blue pigment to paint with, during the Renaissance!
It was used for the most important artists. Often reserved for the clothing, robes, and cloaks, of the central figure of the painting; Especially the blue robe, worn by the Virgin Mary; as you see in many famous masterpieces!
To name a few of, the important artists, whom have painted the Virgin Mary, include, Wilton Diptych, Filippo Lippi, Hugo van der Shepherds, Pietro Perugino, Cosimo Rosselli; Raphael, Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Giovanni Battista Salvi, Antonello da Messina, Giotto di Bondone, Guido Reni, Masaccio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, and many more.
To name a few other famous artists, and masterpiece examples, such as, Michelangelo’s, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, or the ultramarine blues in, The Creation of Adam; Titian also made dramatic use of ultramarine, in the sky and draperies of Bacchus and Ariadne.
When the light passes through, our exquisite glass vase; it also reminds us, of the beautiful stained glass windows, they used in the Renaissance or medieval churches!
This vase is astonishing, and reminds us, of so many other very famous uses, of the bold and bright ultramarine blue colors!
You can enjoy gazing at it with us, as we also, think of the ultramarine blue turban of, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Johannes Vermeer, and the blue cushion, in, Vermeer’s, Lady Standing at a Virginal, or the apron, in the Milkmaid.
Vincent Van Gogh’s works were also richly draped in ultramarine and other bright vivid colors; in his skies, landscapes, vineyards, interior walls, self portraits, and more!
Many famous painter’s, made extensive use of the ultramarine color!
The natural ultramarine blue color, was thought to symbolize, fidelity, and the feminine principle.
Sometimes it would also be used to depict Angels, Angels cloaks and robes, and Renaissance or medieval, stained glass windows.
And of course, painting the skies a vibrant blue, as the color blue, is a visual link, with the color of the heavens.
Enjoy the magical experience with us, as you gaze, at this amazing, ultramarine, art glass vase!
This striking ultramarine blue, art glass vase, will bring Nobility, and prosperity into your life!
You will truly love, this magnificent touch of royalty, to decorate your home, or your work environment!
This makes such an elegant gift, to treat yourself; or to treat your dearest loved ones!
It stands approximately 9 1/2″ H x 4 3/4″ W x 2 1/4″ (these measurements vary, due to the uniqueness of each piece; no two are exactly alike).
It’s a decorative piece, with a small opening at the top; that is both, a vase, and a sculpture.