7-1985 #25
On View In:
Gallery 240
Artist:   Klaus Moje  
Title:   7-1985 #25  
Date:   1985  
Medium:   Fused and slumped mosaic glass  
Dimensions:   2 11/16 x 18 9/16 x 18 9/16 in. (6.83 x 47.15 x 47.15 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser  
Location:   Gallery 240  

German artist Moje was the founding director and instructor at the Glass Workshop, Canberra School of Art in Canberra, Australia. He helped revive murrine (mosaic) glass on a large, painterly scale. Instead of creating vessels, he has concentrated on shallow dish forms or square panels with vivid juxtapositions of color, taking fused glass to another, bolder level, and influencing younger generations working with glass fusing. This early piece is uncharacteristic of Moje's typical colorful compositions. He created this carefully-composed dish by combining deep blue glass as a background with mosaic glass in crimson, burgundy, and white to form a dynamic pattern. Although not immediately evident, when held to light, the murrine sections become beautifully translucent.

Name:   Moje, Klaus  
Nationality:   German  
Life Dates:   German, born 1936  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Signature and Title on underside, incised: [Klaus Moje / 7-1985 #25]  
Classification:   Glass (Do Not Use)  
Physical Description:   bowl form with rounded underside; wide flat rim; black with two areas of patterning--black with brown circles with white centers and blue ground with orange organic forms  
Creation Place:   Europe, Germany, , ,  
Accession #:   2012.112.21  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts