Docstoc

Dale Chihuly- The Master of Glass Art

Document Sample
Dale Chihuly- The Master of Glass Art Powered By Docstoc
					                         Dale Chihuly- The Master of Glass Art



                                                   Dale Chihuly is one of the most famous and
                                                   fascinating modern American artists. Dale
                                                   Chihuly artwork has become so famous
                                                   because of the artists wide range of artistic
                                                   experience and blending or artistic
                                                   disciplines and multiple points of view to
                                                   create a truly unique final product. He is
                                                   best known for his exquisite glass work
                                                   which has propelled the medium to the
                                                   forefront of the modern art scene.

                                                    Born in 1941 in Tacoma, WA, Dale Chihuly
                                                    grew up at a time when glass was just
                                                    heating up as a medium in the art world.
                                                    Although glass blowing in an ancient art
                                                    with deep historical roots, it was only
                                                    beginning to become a widely appreciated
                                                    art medium in modern America at the time
                                                    Dale Chihuly began studying art. After
                                                    studding interior design at the University of
Washington, Chihuly continued to broaden his artistic horizons by enrolling in the nation’s
first glass program at the University of Wisconsin. After that time, he received the
prestigious Fulbright scholarship to study glass blowing at the historic Venini factory in
Venice, Italy. The Venini factory was groundbreaking because of their team approach to
glass blowing where many hands touch a single piece of art. Dale Chihuly’s art went on to
encompass this group technique in its implementation. Later in his career, Chihuly was
sidelined from the process due to an accident and declining health issues. His incorporation
of the team approach to glass blowing early on in his career allowed him to be the
mastermind of how the art would come together without blowing any of the glass himself.

Today, Dale Chihuly is best known for his fine glasswork. His long and diversified career
however has run the gamut due to extensive training among multiple art disciplines. Dale
Chihuly paintings and drawings have also gained widespread critical acclaim. Also, he
incorporates elements of many mediums into his work. The most famous Chihuly glass
sculptures utilize a basket weaving technique based on his interior design training. Dale
Chihuly has also incorporated images for Navajo blankets by painted them on glass in his
famous Navajo Blanket Series, completed in 1975. His interested and love of nature has led
Chihuly to do many hybrid projects bringing together elements of art and nature. His love of
botanical gardens has led to many garden, arboretum, and greenhouse installations.

Dale Chihuly artwork can be seen all over the world. His work is featured in over 200
museums, multiple travelling shows, as well as countless hospitals, public spaces and private
corporations. Some of his most famous massive art installations can be found at the Bellagio
in Las Vegas and at the Seattle Greenhouse which Chihuly masterminded and created in
2012. While his most iconic pieces are giant art installations, his work is also extremely
popular among independent collectors. The ability to buy art online has caused a serious
upsurge in Chihuly art featured in private collections. Dale Chihuly artwork is some of the
most recognizable and unique in the world today. His diverse artistic training and interests
has yielded an incredibly eclectic and Avant Guard point of view.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Stats:
views:15
posted:9/12/2012
language:simple
pages:2
Description: Dale Chihuly is one of the most famous and fascinating modern American artists. Dale Chihuly artwork has become so famous because of the artists wide range of artistic experience and blending or artistic disciplines and multiple points of view to create a truly unique final product.