Phantasmagorias and the Coordination of Materials in the Art Works of Glass Artist Arūnas Aleksandras Daugėla
Arūnas Aleksandras Daugėla is known as a longevous teacher of Kaunas Subdivision of Vilnius Academy of Arts and a participant of numerous art exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. The plastic expression of author's sculptures could probably be described as realistic but his works often acquire a phantasmagoric, surreal character because author's choice of themes, plots and personages. The works of Daugėla are frequently based on human portraits, fragments of human anatomic forms which convey irony and grotesque; his depiction techniques are based on the principles of surrealism. Daugėla’s profound knowledge of materials and technological expertise are adopted for the development of strange, intriguing sculptural shapes which highlights the originality and suggestibility of his works.
Key Words: A. A. Daugėla, phantasmagoria, surrealism, sculpture, portrait, glass, techniques.