Marinot, Maurice

Marinot, Maurice

▪ French glassmaker
born 1882, Troyes, Fr.
died 1960, Troyes

      French painter and glassmaker who was one of the first 20th-century glassworkers to exploit the aesthetic qualities of weight and mass and one of the first to incorporate bubbles and other natural flaws as elements of design.

      Marinot went to Paris in 1901 to study painting at the École des Beaux-Arts. There he became acquainted with the Fauves and exhibited his works with theirs at the annual Salons des Indépendants. In 1911, while in Troyes, Marinot began to learn the art of glassmaking and became immediately fascinated with the new medium. He abandoned painting (although he returned to it after 1937) and devoted himself to mastering the techniques of glassblowing, molding, and cold carving, experimenting with the decorative uses of enamels and etching. With simple tools he bent and manipulated the glass but, to a certain extent, allowed the nature of the material to determine its own form. This spontaneity represented a dramatic departure from the technical precision of earlier glassmakers, just as his massive, chunklike works departed from the traditional values of delicacy, fragility, and perfection.

      As Marinot's technical facility grew, his works became increasingly abstract and innovative. Although they shocked the refined tastes of glass connoisseurs, his rough-hewn pieces, with their random globules and irregular shapes, contributed significantly to the development of glass as a medium for modern art.

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