A talk about Art
Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Glass gone wild
As I have tried to show you there are all sorts of mediums you can use to create art and one of the most beautiful and most versitile is glass. One of the best glass artists in the world is Dale Chihuly. He is originally from Tacoma, Washington, but has studied glass work in both Wisconsin and Venice, Italy. He currently has a work of art in all parts of the world and some of his best work is just down the road from us at the Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.
Chihuly uses a glass blowing technique and then melts the glass together to create his wild sculptures and chandaliers. Oh yes, some of his sculptures have lights and are actually functional works of art.
These above pictures are from the Joslyn Museum in Omaha.
All of these projects have been made from blown glass. Do you have a favorite picture from the above pieces? What skills do you think you need to create work like this?