Posts Tagged ‘blown glass’

Artist of the moment…….Angelo Filomeno

Angelo Filomeno is an Italian artist born in Ostuni, Italy in the year 1963. Filomeno is renowned for his wonderful art that mixes great drawing skills with embroidery. His favorite subject matter is human skulls that he uses to express sentiments of death and isolation.  For his artistic education the artist attended the Academy of Fine Arts located in Lecche, Italy. In addition to his silk paintings Filomeno also works with blown glass.

Price range information: Smaller cast acrylics start around $5,000 to $50,000.

Angelo Filomeno is now based out of New York City.

In this clip we view the artist’s exhibit at the Venice Biennial that took place in 2007:

In this clip we view some of Angelo Filomeno’s wonderful embroidery work:

 

I really enjoy his sense of design. Most artist’s I have seen that use embroidery don’t have nearly the draughtmanship skills of Angelo Filomeno!

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Artist of the moment…….Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly is the foremost glass artist in the United States. Dale Chihuly was born in the year 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. Chihuly has brought glass to the level of fine art sculpture with the vastness of his works.

For his collegiate education Chihuly attended the University of Puget Sound, the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned a bachelor degree in interior design. Chihuly went on to earn a master’s of science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The artist also received a masters of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Chihuly wears the patch as the result of a car accident that left him blind in that eye. His head broke through the windshield and his face was severely cut. This accident took place in 1975.

Has a team of assistants do his work due to a shoulder injury he got whilst bodysurfing in 1979.

In this clip we visit a show from 2010 that took place in Nashville, Tennessee. Many botanical and floral forms are shown here:

In this clip an appearance on CBS:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

As a small business the latest numbers given were annual sales just surpassing $29 million dollars. Chihuly is a great success as a businessman.

I will be posting a new collage that is just finishing drying featuring this artist later today!

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