Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday Art Review: Dale Chihuly Glass Collections

Dale Chihuly
For this week's edition of the Sunday Art Review, I decided to feature the works of world famous glass artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly revolutionized the art of hand blown glass, encouraging teams of glass artists, developing new shapes, seemingly challenging the laws of physics, and blending vibrant colors into his work. Dale's work is internationally known, with works in museums, public galleries in many cities, including well known pieces on display in major hotels such as the glass ceiling at The Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas. Dale has several styles of work, for today's post I have chosen to feature selections primarily from his "macchia" & "baskets" works. I've had the pleasure of meeting Dale several times here in Palm Springs at galleries and charitable events throughout the season. All of the photos in this series are from Dale Chihuly's site, or others around the web. If you live in the Palm Springs area, you can find his works at the Imago Galleries in Palm Desert, and on display at the Palm Springs Art Museum as well. Enjoy!





-Rick Rockhill

20 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i saw that ceiling, it is fabulous! we just went to murano and saw that glass blowing and the pride they have in their work. amazing...

smiles, bee

snowelf said...

These are cool!
And Woobie thinks so too as he just yelled COOOOLLL!!!! in my ear.

Bring on the brussel sprouts! :)

--snow

marlupe said...

these are really beautiful rick. I have come to look forward to this sunday art review each week, great feature.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Bee- That ceiling at Bellagio really is an incredible sight isn't it?

MONA said...

I remember seeing that ceiling in Vegas!

My best diaper buddy is a world famous Stained Glass Artist . You can see some of his work at the following link:
http://in.geocities.com/afshanbegum/index.htm

TWISI said...

There is a Chihuly ceiling at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach that is amazing.

Lilian said...

I did not know anything about Chihuly, and I'm most impressed with the work. Amazing!!! Rick, thanks so much for sharing beautiful art with your audience.
[PS: ...and... you never said if your first one was good or bad on my blog] ;o)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

I`ve never heard of him but it really is amazing how he makes those!
Happy early Thanksgiving to you too Rick, just in case I don`t make it back here again in time :)


tea
xo

Kelly Malloy said...

They are beautiful!

lime said...

oh i love them! they look like they should be part of some colorful undersea coral reef!

judypatooote said...

Beautiful colors, I love blown glass, and Bellagio's ceiling is gorgeous....I got to see it when they first opened....just seeing all those glass flowers hanging way up high and wondering how they stay up their.... thanks for sharing... judy

CRUSTYBEEF said...

WOW!! I like that third one from the end!

Ahh, Vegas..sigh...I miss Vegas..been too long...Bellagio..I did see...I'm getting Vegas anxious!
Be safe!
Always,
Crusty~
Love the new pic!

MONA said...

I saw some amazing stained glass art at the Corning Art Gallery at Stubens , 65th , in New York. There were some wonderful crystal pieces too. But so horribly expensive. At $ 40,000 a piece, they must be collectors items. But they were exotic!

Anonymous said...

these really are so beautiful rick

Desert Songbird said...

I love Dale Chihuly's work. He did the ceiling piece that hangs in the main lobby of my little branch library. Pretty amazing, huh?

Real Live Lesbian said...

Ok...you got me. I'm green with envy.

Chihuly braggard! ;)

I adore the two on the bottom.

P.S. Thanks for rollin' me!

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Exquisite!

Canadian flake said...

omg this are absolutely amazing..thanks for sharing the pics...wonderful as always!!!

Naomi said...

Wonderful photos Rick. Thanks for sharing this artist's amazing work with us all.

Rael said...

The last, orange one is almost Rafflesia-like (that gigantic, smelly flower from Indonesia), almost a jellyfish, and less of a Sea form, which by the way, is a stunning visual treat too.
See more of Chihuly and his early guide, Italian Maestro L. Tagliapietra here.

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