Posts Tagged ‘dale chihuly’

Artist of the moment……..Glass Artist Lino Tagliapietra

 

 

Lino Tagliapietra is an Italian master glass artist. Lino Tagliapietra was born in Murano, Italy in the year 1934. This area of the country is famous for producing glass since the year 1300.

When the artist was twelve years old he became an apprentice to another master glass artist named Archimede Seguso. Tagliapietra was allowed to work with glass himself at the age of fourteen.

This is my favorite clip of the day! We see the two most famous glass artists in the world, Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra. The two came together to share the knowledge of their favorite medium:

After many years of the learning the craft through his master and also by visiting the Venice Biennials and the Murano Museum of Glass, the Tagliapietra was given the title of glass master when he was 25 years old.

The artist enjoys mixing his own colors.

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In this clip we view Lino Tagliapietra at work at the Corning Museum of Glass:

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Artist of the moment……..William Morris

 

William Morris is a wonderful contemporary glass artist. William Morris was born in Carmel, California in the year 1957. The artist attended California State at Chico and also Central Washington University at Ellensburg.

The artist became aware of the world of art and glass by first being a truck driver for Pilchuck Glass School located in Stanwood,  Washington. He was able to learn the craft and eventually worked with America’s most famous glass blower, Dale Chihuly.

 

In this clip we view many samples of Morris’ glass works:

 

Below we view a show featuring works dealing with animals and art:

Its hard to believe some of the items made by Morris’ are glass! What creativity he uses to create bones, wood, and other items all out of glass.

William Morris is now based out of Washington and Hawaii.

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Artist of the moment……….Richard Royal

 

 

Richard Royal is an American artist that studied with Dale Chihuly and works with glass. Royal attended the Pilchuck Glass Art School located just north of Seattle, Washington. Royal has also been a faculty member at Pilchuck.

Royal was born in the year 1952.

In this clip we see a great interview and also many works with Richard Royal. :

Royal is part of many prestigious collections in the United States and Japan.

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The artist has won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Below a link to the website of Richard Royal:

http://richardroyalstudio.com

What  great artist working with glass. Royal makes wonderful shapes that are not only fun to look at, but also cast wonderful shadow shapes. Royal has also mastered using color.

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Artist of the moment…….Jon Kuhn

 

 

Jon Kuhn is wonderful glass artist who makes decorative art and sculptures with glass. Jon Kuhn was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1949.

Jon Kuhn attended Washburn University  located in Topeka, Kansas where he earned a B.F.A. Kuhn went on to earn an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, Virginia.

Here we have a brief biography on Jon Kuhn including a trip to a museum exhibit. Kuhn is part of many prestigious collections including the Met of New York City and the White House Permanent Collection:

Kuhn’s style is the opposite of Dale Chihuly. Chihuly works with extremely hot glass and blows it to his desired shape. Jon Kuhn works with cold glass and cuts and fuses his glass together. Where as Chihuly uses organic shapes, Kuhn works with basic geometric shapes often using the cube.

In this clip we take a closer look at two works by Jon Kuhn:

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A link to the website of Jon Kuhn:

http://www.kuhnstudio.com/

I enjoy this style of glass because it is so different from the style that is followed by many, working with blown glass. Kuhn’s work sparkles viewers with its play on light. In this manner it reminds me of one of my favorite flower artists, Robert Kushner. Kushner has a great talent for using mixed media in his works.

One technique that I enjoy is his use of resin that has many different types of glitter. The many varieties of glitter have a similar effect on viewers as they move about the piece. The light dances and shimmers and makes the work come alive even more. Wonderful!

 

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Artist of the moment……Dan Dailey (glass)

Dan Dailey makes awesome artwork using glass as his medium. Dan Dailey was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1947. For his artistic education Dailey attended the Philadelphia College of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Dailey founded the glass program at the Massachusetts College of Art.

Dailey has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

You may be thinking of that other famous glass artist whose name you can’t remember and wears an eye patch. Dale Chihuly. Dan Dailey was the first graduate student Dale Chihuly had whilst a teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design.

In this clip an interview with Dan Dailey:

Dan Dailey is part of many collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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What an outstanding glass artist!

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Artist of the moment….Eric Hopkins

 

Eric Hopkins is an American artist renowned for his painted aerial views of landscapes and large bodies of water. Eric Hopkins was born in North Haven, Maine in the year 1951. The artist has been working on his subject matter since childhood. The area of Maine he grew up had woods, fields, and shorelines. Hopkins also loved to fly, thus his love for aerial paintings.

For his collegiate education Hopkins attended the Rhode Island School of Design. At the Rhode Island School of Design Hopkins studied under legendary glass blower Dale Chihuly.

Hopkins has had books of art work produced.

Hopkins works in watercolor, gouache, and oils.

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Another artist already profiled here for his aerial views is the artist Maxwell Mays.

 

In this clip a great interview with Eric Hopkins:

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Artist of the moment………Harvey Littleton

Harvey Littleton was a great ceramic and glass artist born in Corning, New York in 1922. His father worked for the Corning Glassworks company as a lead researcher and is credited with inventing a glassware still used today called Pyrex.

For his artistic education Littleton attended the University of Michigan where he studied physics for three semesters. The artist quit school and attended the Cranbrook Academy of Art located in Blooming Hills, Michigan. The artist would eventually study industrial design. Whilst a student he was able to learn from two master sculptors Marshall Fredericks and Carl Milles.

Littleton went on to earn a bachelors degree from Michigan and a masters degree of fine art from the Crannbrook Academy. His career started as a ceramist working with simple forms including vases and basic cylinders.

Littleton was key in bringing glass ware from an industrial setting to a more studio setting where studio artists could easily work with his favorite material, glass. The artist gave the first studio glass blowing seminar in 1962 at the Toledo Museum of Art.

The artist served in the Army for three years.

A short clip and brief biography about Harvey Littleton:

In this video we visit Littleton at his workshop:

A student of Littleton that went on to have tremendous respect in the field is the master glass artist Dale Chihuly already profiled here.

Littleton retired from teaching in 1976 to concentrate on his own art.

Harvey Kline Littleton passed away in 2013 at the age of 91 years old.

What wonderful contributions this artist made to the world of glass. Its also interesting to see how a great scientist (his father) was a key element in his appreciation of glass. Where his dad saw industry, the son saw art!

Awesome!

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Harvey Littleton is part of many public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art located in New York City.

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New Collage by me!!! The Modernist Art Enthusiast…..

So I enjoy looking at the collector’s house as art. With such great magazines like Western Art and Architecture and American Art Collector and other  fashion and interior design magazines, we get a very good idea of what collectors display and what the interiors of their houses (mansions) look like. I really enjoy this, to imagine where a painting of yours might spend the rest of your life is very intriguing to me as an artist!

This work features 3 artists, can you name/ find them.

First off we have the yellow glass piece in front. I used a sheet of PVC paper for the base. The artist represented here is Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is currently the United States most popular and renowned glass artist. I enjoy his creative shapes and use of color found in his glass. I tried to make a fun shape for the glass work. Chihuly wears a patch as the result of a car accident in which his head broke through the windshield cutting his face. He was my post earlier today!

Ellsworth Kelly, the painting closest to the staircase. Ellsworth Kelly was born in 1923 in Newburgh, New York. He turned 90 earlier this year! Kelly is a painter and sculptor who is known for his simple abstract works with bold and bright color.

Eero Aarnio is a Finnish interior designer and decorator born in Helsinki, Finland in the year 1932. Aarnio is perhaps best known for his furniture designs with very modern looking works of art. Represented here is his ball chair design. Aarnio won the American Industrial Designer award in 1968. He loved to design furniture based on simple geometric shapes and forms.

The size is 12 inches by 12 inches!

 

Next up I will posting some caricatures!

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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:

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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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