Home > Cornelia Parker > Royal Academy of Arts > Beautiful Glass (broken
Beautiful Glass (broken by Cornelia Parker

Beautiful Glass (broken by Cornelia Parker

Royal Academy of Arts


Polymer Gravure


Edition Size: 70

Sheet Size: 26.5 x 29 cm


Condition: Pristine

Details — Click to read

An everyday object is transformed into a curious and engaging image in this striking polymer photogravure etching by Cornelia Parker RA.

Parker is known for her practice of destroying objects only to recreate and transform the remnants, changing both their appearance and contextual meaning. In this print, the glass is broken and exposed to ultraviolet light in order to create a photographic positive. This medium creates a powerful image formed of sharp and blurred edges in the monochrome tones which characterise Parker’s work.



The Artist

Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker was born in Cheshire in 1956. She studied at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design, Wolverhampton Polytechnic and at Reading University. She currently lives and works in London.

Read more

More Cornelia Parker prints

View Artist

More prints at Royal Academy of Arts

View Gallery

Related Artists