Dale Chihuly 42” Peacock Blue Float Signed Original Painting


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Artist: Dale Chihuly
Medium: Original Acrylic on Paper
Title: Untitled (Peacock Blue Float)
Size: 42" x 29 1/2"
Inscription: Signed "Chihuly" in silver on front
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity

Dale Chihuly, renowned for revolutionizing handblown glass techniques, ventures into the captivating realm of paintings, expanding his artistic prowess beyond three-dimensional art. His exploration of drawings and paintings is an intrinsic part of his creative process, capturing the same dynamism and immediacy inherent in his glasswork. Employing sweeping strokes and a vibrant color palette, Chihuly's visual creations resonate with the very essence of his glass masterpieces.

Like his early glass experiments that embraced subtlety, Chihuly's initial forays into drawing used charcoal and graphite, evolving over time into bold, vibrant illustrations through experimentation with diverse materials. These expressive works, brimming with vitality, not only serve as precursors to his glass art but stand independently as remarkable pieces, showcasing the interconnectedness of his creative expressions.

This piece is currently not framed. The photo showing the frame is a mockup of a frame and what it would look like framed. If you would like the piece framed we can work with our local framer at our discounted price to pick out the perfect frame for your home.

The "Peacock Blue Float" with a deep teal background, mint spots, and a bright silver lip wrap, is signed by Chihuly in silver at the bottom front. This painting eloquently exemplifies Chihuly's gestural painting process, blending traditional and contemporary art practices. Reflective of his iconic glass series, this artwork captures the trademark Float spots, a vivid color scheme, and the distinct lip wrap. Authenticated by Chihuly's silver signature and accompanied by a certificate from Modern Artifact, this piece stands as a testament to the artist's multidimensional creativity, inviting viewers into the vibrant world of Chihuly's artistic brilliance.

About Dale Chihuly

One of the most famous contemporary glass artists in the world, Dale Chihuly is best known for his monumental sculptures and installations. He is the name behind the spectacular ceiling at the Bellagio’s flower garden in Las Vegas and the creator of the Rotunda Chandelier at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Glass works of Dale Chihuly are considered some of the most desired collectibles between the decorative arts devotees today.

Despite his initial indifference towards education, Chihuly has spent a lot of time in school, obtaining both scientific and artistic degree in sculpture from prestigious graduate schools. He displayed a proclivity for interior design and craft early on, but his true passion was always in the glass. He was a Fulbright Fellow in the late 1960s and an apprentice at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice. Mastering the art of Murano glasswork, he continued the experiments with glassblowing and thus became one of the people who brought the ancient art of glassblowing back into the spotlight on an international scale.

Monumental and small-scale artwork of Dale Chihuly is present in over 200 most renowned decorative art collections today, while the artist holds twelve honorary doctorates!

The most illustrious series in his work are Cylinders and Baskets he created in the 1970s; Macchia, Venetians, and Persians from the 1980s, Niijima Floats and Chandeliers created in the 1990s; and a more recent one, Fiori from the 2000s.

For over 30 years, Dale Chihuly has been acting as an artistic director of his team of craftsmen, since he was incapacitated in two accidents, which left him blind in one eye and incapable of holding the blowing tube. This change allowed him to see the possibilities of glass work on a broader scale, while still maintaining his recognizable style.

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