Olive Green Venetian with Sawtooth Flanges

Olive Green Venetian with Sawtooth Flanges

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Olive Green Venetian with Sawtooth Flanges
Accession Number: 
89.4.9 A
Overall H: 45.1 cm; Rim Diam (max): 23 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of the artist
Web Description: 
Dale Chihuly was the first American studio glass artist to travel to Murano to observe Venetian glassmaking techniques. He worked at the Venini glassworks for months in 1969, learning techniques that had been carefully guarded for centuries. Ten years later, Chihuly and Benjamin Moore invited the Italian master glassblower Lino Tagliapietra to teach at Pilchuck Glass School near Seattle, Washington. Because Tagliapietra formed his glass in traditional ways, Chihuly did not think a collaboration with him would be successful. Then, on a trip to Venice in 1988, Chihuly saw a collection of Italian glass from the 1920s and 1930s. He wanted to experiment with some of sculptural forms characteristic of the glass of that period, and he contacted Tagliapietra. Together, they began what would become one of Chihuly's best-known series: the "Venetians." This pair of vessels is from the first experimental blow of "Venetians" that they made together.
Chihuly, Dale (American, b. 1941), Former Collection
Primary Description: 
Colorless, olive-green, yellow glass; blown with hot applications.
Venice and American Studio Glass
Stanze del Vetro 2020-03-29 through 2020-07-26
The exhibition Venice and American Studio Glass gathers together outstanding examples of contemporary art, craft, and design in glass by American artists. Organized by the Stanze del Vetro in Venice, Italy, this exhibition is the first to closely examine the impact of traditional Venetian glassworking techniques and the Venetian aesthetic on American studio glass made from the 1960s to the present. Venice and American Studio Glass explores the impact of Venetian traditions on contemporary American art in glass, the impact of American artists on Venice, and how American and Venetian artists renewed the creativity and vibrancy of a historic glass language. The exhibition is curated for the Stanze del Vetro by Tina Oldknow and William Warmus, both former curators of contemporary glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by William Warmus, a historical essay by Tina Oldknow, and other important perspectives by Venetian glass historian Rosa Barovier Mentasti, American glass historian Howard Lockwood, and American artist and independent curator Kim Harty. Two exhibition artists who have been highly influential in the development of American studio glass are James Carpenter, who is designing the catalogue, and Dan Dailey, who is designing the exhibition at the Stanze del Vetro in Venice.
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America
Carnegie Museum of Art 2007-05-12 through 2007-09-16
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
Venice and American Studio Glass (2020) illustrated, pp. 35, 165, 343 (fig. 83);
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 142, #146; BIB# 35679
Recent Important Acquisitions, 32 (1990) illustrated, p. 205, #45; BIB# AI74245