Saturday, June 02, 2007

WHAT IS ART?



Today's theme is ART- Thanks to TNCHICK.

The following are shots that I took of glass artist- Dale Chihuly's work at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. Most of you may be more familiar with his work on the ceiling of the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

I love how he combined the blown glass with the natural organic textures of the foliage and plants in the garden. This is art.







37 comments:

Linda said...

Those are all gorgeous. I think this artist did a sculpture that is at the Mohegan Sun Casino just down the road from me, the glass spirals look very, very familiar.

Heart of Rachel said...

All the photos are magnificent. Man-made art and nature are a lovely combination. Thank you for sharing and visiting mine. Take care!

Jenn in Holland said...

That is some seriously gorgeous work. I am so impressed. Thanks for sharing the great photos and thanks for coming by mine!

Vader's Mom said...

Oh wow! Those are just beautiful!! Very attractive and perfect for the surrondings.

tegdirb92 said...

those are so beautiful!! They look so beautiful in the landscape too. beautiful and intricate.

Dirkey said...

simply breathtaking, I would love to go!! I called my husband over to see!

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Simply beautiful!
What a sight to see.
thanks for sharing I loved it!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Those are beautiful! We were just in St. Louis. Now I wish we had gone to the botanical garden!

Pat said...

Wow - how very cool is all of the art!! Love it!!!!

Happy Weekend from Sunny Paree!!!

ipanema said...

Wow, love these. And to make it part of a natural setting and get lost with it is even very effective. Truly, a work of art.

Happy weekend!

Ginabee said...

This is amazing. I would love to take a walk there.

srp said...

I love his work. Yes, I've seen the ceiling in the Bellagio and it is gorgeous but these are so different from the Las Vegas glass, just stunning!

Barbara H. said...

Wow, interesting pieces!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Mother of Invention said...

So delicate! Such fragile beauty. I've never been to Vegas so this is new to me!

soubriquet said...

Oh beautiful!
I first saw Dale Chihuly's work in Studio Potter magazine. I have it here somewhere.... wait a mo...
Argh! Didn't realise it was that long ago! December 1976, Dale Chihuly and the Glass Cylinders.
He was making cylinders patterned like indian blankets, the article was full of photographs of the process.
And so, to see your photographs, wonderful! it awoke old memories, reminiscenses of old friends, glassblowers, of trying to make pieces... And my respect for anyone who has mastered that art.

Imma ( Alice) said...

Such beautiful, unique pieces of art. I'd love to see those in person. Thanks for sharing them with us.

You are invited to my Art Exhibit too. :o)

Autumn said...

I love those photos. Very pretty and very artistic!

Hummie said...

Art in nature! I especially like the top one of the close up. Hmm...I wonder if I can find something like that for my fountain?

Jose said...

Thesese pictures are awesome, I am glad you showed us more than one.

Biker Betty said...

Oh, all those pictures of the art is outstanding!!! What a fun place to visit. Happy Saturday :)

Whirlwind said...

Those are great. I really like the ones that are floating in the pool.

jmb said...

These are wonderful photos of wonderful pieces of glass sculpture. This is a place I would very much like to visit. Lucky you!

Daisy said...

That is so beautiful! My Mommie did see his work at the Bellagio hotel, but this is even more beautiful.

Ladynred said...

Those are beautiful photos and very creative!

Montserrat said...

The colors in the glass are brilliant! I think it would be a hard (and hot) medium to work with. Thanks for sharing something I don't get to see everyday.

Crystal said...

Those are stunning!! I love love love blown glass. What talent!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i am very familiar with the bellagio! ha ha... beautiful!

smiles, bee

eija said...

fancy what you can do with glass, if only you're into the "art of glass blowing" :D

Akelamalu said...

Wow those are absolutely stunning!

PS I've tagged you, but only if you want to do it.

Dragonheart said...

Very cool! Those are amazing works of art. Lovely! :)

Barbara said...

Chihuly glass is the best art ever! I have seen two other exhibits of his work that were fabulous -- one at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville and the other in Israel at the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem. I would die to own a piece of his work!

alisonwonderland said...

very interesting art! i'm going to be in st. louis this summer, so maybe i'll get to see it!

thanks for stopping by!

Mike M said...

Great blog! Great pictures!! I will be back for more

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Pastormac's Ann said...

Wow, these are just amazing. Must be even more special in person. Another good reason to visit St. Louis. Great pick for The Hunt.

maiylah said...

wow ... amazing art! would love to see them myself! thank you so much for sharing!

thanks for dropping by my photo hunter post, too!
...and to anwer your question there about my header picture: yes, i took that shot myself. :)

enjoy the week!

steve said...

Love those Flamingos-
You have a real eye for Art- no surprise you should be a Florist.
the Amore'est Florist! Thats what I'll call you!

Elaine said...

I'd never heard of this artist, but the work is indeed gorgeous. Thanks for the feast for the eyes!