Artist: Dale Chihuly
Medium: Original Acrylic on Paper
Title: Untitled (Admiral Blue and White Float)
Size: 60" x 40"
Inscription: Signed "Chihuly" in silver on front
Documentation: Includes Gallery Certificate of Authenticity
Dale Chihuly, known for his revolutionary techniques in handblown glass, delves into the captivating realm of paintings, extending his artistic genius beyond three-dimensional art. His foray into drawings and paintings is an integral part of his creative process, capturing the same dynamism and immediacy found in his glasswork. Using broad, sweeping strokes and a vibrant color palette, Chihuly's visual creations echo the essence of his glass masterpieces.
Similar to his early glass experiments that embraced subtlety, Chihuly's initial forays into drawing utilized charcoal and graphite, evolving over time into bold, vibrant illustrations through experiments with various materials. These expressive works, pulsating with energy, serve as precursors to his glass art and 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.
Chihuly's Untitled Admiral Blue and White Float painting is adorned with a bold, contrasting black Lip Wrap. The work eloquently epitomizes Chihuly's gestural painting process, blending traditional and contemporary art practices. Reminiscent of his iconic glass series, this artwork embodies the trademark float spots, a lively color scheme, and the distinctive lip wrap. Measuring a massive 60" x 40", the large scale of this work allows the bright colors and metallic details to make a big impact. Authenticated by Chihuly's silver signature on the bottom of the work and accompanied by a certificate from Modern Artifact, this piece stands as a testament to the artist's multifaceted 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.