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Orientalist Glass Art – Masterpieces from the Museum of J&L Lobmeyr, Vienna
LOBMEYR Ausstellung in den Emiraten


Orientalist Glass Art – Masterpieces from the Museum of J&L Lobmeyr, Vienna
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation is showing a major exhibition on LOBMEYR, focusing on designs inspired by Islamic culture.

 


In 19th-century Europe, a fascination with the decorative arts of the “Orient” ran through many progressive arts and crafts movements. As the principles of Arab-Islamic ornamentation became better known and appreciated, glassmakers, too, turned their attention eastwards.

The first contact with the Muslim world came in 1848, when the viceroy of Egypt ordered chandeliers and wall lights for his palace in Cairo. In the 20th century, Lobmeyr’s contacts with the region intensified. From the 1950s, regular orders came in for palaces, mosques and public buildings in Kuwait, Oman, Afghanistan and Brunei. A particularly close relationship was established with Saudi Arabia. Here, not only palaces and city mosques were enhanced with Lobmeyr chandeliers, but even the Holy Places Mekkah and Meddina themselves.

Lobmeyr himself initiated a particular stylistic departure and designed the desired crystal vessel shapes. Ornamentation and color scheme - contemporary interpretations of historical models - were then designed in collaboration with some of Austria’s foremost architects and designers. Most notable among them were Otto Girard and Georg Rehlaender - famous for their orientalist interiors - and Johann Machytka and Franz Schmoranz, both of whom knew the Near East and its arts intimately.

 


21. Oktober 2015 - 16. Jänner 2016

Opening Hours:
Saturday to Thursday:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday:
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation
Al-Majjarah area, previously known as “Souq al-Majjarah” – Heart of Sharjah.
‎+971(6)-565 5455

 


 

Orientalist Glass Art – Masterpieces from the Museum of J&L Lobmeyr, Vienna
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation

 


 



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