Monday, July 25, 2011

Chihuly: Through The Looking Glass

Yesterday I escaped the summer heat by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) and taking a stroll through the (crowded) exhibit of Chihuly: Through The Looking Glass. I missed the exhibit when it toured the De Young Museum of San Francisco, so was excited to get a look of the installations this summer (especially after the Howard Wright family of Seattle announced earlier this spring of a controversial 44,550-square-foot
new Chihuly Museum to be opened next to the Space Needle).

Dale Chihuly is an American glass artist that has been capturing the imagination of collectors around the world since his first works in the 1970s. Chihuly revolutionized the art of blown glass by creating his large scale sculptures and installations. The exhibit at the MFA is a collection of both new and archival works spanning the four decades of Chihuly's career. (Photo of Chiostro di Sant'Apollonia Chandelier, 2011) Walking into the exhibit halls was like walking into a world of wonderland. I could spend hours looking at the details of my two favorite pieces, the Venetian Ikebana Boat (2011) and the Persian Ceiling.

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