galerie Gravur

Jaroslava Votrubová

Born 1951 Cheb, Czechoslovakia
1970 – 1972: Secondary School of Creative Arts in Prague
1973 – 1979: Academy of Applied Arts in Prague under Prof Stanislav Libenský
1972 – 1988: Designer at the Kavalier Glassworks, Sázava
1988 – 2007: Independent artist
2007 – 2018: Teaching art at secondary schools in Prague

I try to capture the relationships that move our lives. I’m inspired by paintings by Goya and Brueghel; I also add a little of contemporary knowledge.

I am mainly interested in visual communication and the creative process. Glass engraving is basically a matter of meditation. It helps me a lot to get under the surface and come in the inner world.

For more than 20 years I have used overlay ‘cathedral’ glass to express my themes. A layer of coloured glass of about one millimetre is applied to a thicker layer of clear glass, and I remove the coloured layer step by step. Colours have a strong effect on our emotions, so stained glass has long been used in temples. My engravings are small stained glass.

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THE CLOWN PLAYS CUBISM

33x18x8.5 cm

Engraved overlay glass in metal frame

REF: JV001
PRICE: €1500

LADY “LIBEL”

35x36.5x8.5cm

Engraved overlay glass in metal frame. A figure from the lower pantheon of Greek deities

REF: JV002
PRICE: €2300

WORKAHOLIC

28x38x8 cm

Engraved overlay glass in metal frame. Here you can see workaholic, who fights in his war; he fights for better position in life, power, fame and money. He tries to eliminate threats. He does not see that he plods in the devilish wheel of workaholism

REF: JV003
PRICE: €2800

THE CLOWN PLAYS CUBISM

33x18x8.5 cm

Engraved overlay glass in metal frame

REF: JV001
PRICE: €1500

NOTE: if this piece is marked as sold it is possible that another similar work could be commissioned

LADY “LIBEL”

35×36.5×8.5 cm

Engraved overlay glass in metal frame. A figure from the lower pantheon of Greek deities

REF: JV002
PRICE: €2300

NOTE: if this piece is marked as sold it is possible that another similar work could be commissioned

WORKAHOLIC

28x38x8 cm

Engraved overlay glass in metal frame. Here you can see the workaholic, who fights in his war; he fights for better position in life, power, fame and money. He tries to eliminate threats. He does not see that he plods in the devilish wheel of workaholism

REF: JV003
PRICE: €2800

NOTE: if this piece is marked as sold it is possible that another similar work could be commissioned