Cadmium Yellow Orange Venetian

Cadmium Yellow Orange Venetian

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Object Name: 
Sculptural Vessel
Cadmium Yellow Orange Venetian
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 49 cm, W: 36.2 cm, D: 41.7 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift with funds from Mr. and Mrs. James R. Houghton
Web Description: 
This is an example of one of Dale Chihuly's best-known series - the "Venetians". This ongoing series pays homage to historical Venetian glass, which is an important inspiration to glassmakers today. Chihuly is an internationally celebrated personality in contemporary art and design whose prominence in the field of studio glass is unmatched. From the beginning of his involvement with glass in the 1960s, Chihuly has focused on the sculptural qualities of the material, using the blown vessel as a vehicle for the exploration of color and form
Cowles Gallery, Inc., Source
Houghton, James R., Source
Houghton, Maisie (Mrs. James R.), Source
Chihuly 90
Script inscribed in script near base wrap
Primary Description: 
Colorless, cadmium yellow-orange non-lead glass, iridized black, metallic gold leaf; blown with hot applications, manipulated while hot. Heavy ovoid shape of colorless glass, with overall yellow-orange mottling; thick rim wrap, with gold flecks; narrow base, with thick foot wrap of black overlaid with band of gold leaf; spiraling from deep inside opening and cascading over rim are thick ribbed spirals, with "candy cane" striping of iridized steel-blue and black; within spirals emerge four large lily-shaped "flowers" of black overlaid, with colorless and deep red with interiors overlaid with gold leaf; rough pontil; inscribed in script near base wrap: "Chihuly 90".
Unmasking Venice: American Artists in the City of Water
Fenimore Art Museum 2022-05-28 through 2022-09-05
Unmasking Venice: American Artists in the City of Water features paintings, etchings and 3-dimensional objects that explore the two Venetian worlds depicted by American artists during the late 19th, early 20th and 21st centuries. The “picturesque” demonstrates the attraction to Venice felt by American tourists, while the “realistic” depicts the grittier realism of an everyday Venetian’s life. The exhibition includes work by a diverse group of artists, including Jane Peterson and Fred Wilson, and draws some interesting Venetian connections to the Thaw Collection of American Indian Art through the glass industry. A catalog will accompany the exhibition. Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, Nellie and Robert Gipson, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O. Putnam. This is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as part of the Art Bridges Initiative.
Corning Museum of Glass
Changing Exhibitions Gallery
Corning Museum of Glass 2004-03-08 through 2004-10-31
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2005-02-11 through 2005-07-30
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking (2019)illustrated, Introduction fig. 18; BIB# 716365
Contemporary Glass Vessels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2015)illustrated, p. 26, 120-121 (fig. 38, plate 37); BIB# 149403
Celebrate Glass! (2005-06-24)illustrated
Exhibitions (2004)illustrated, p. 45;
From the Executive Director's Desk (2004)illustrated, p. 2; BIB# AI62233
Recent Important Acquisitions, 33 (1991)illustrated, p. 115, #55; BIB# AI27386
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1990 (1991)illustrated, pp. 7, 10; BIB# AI96379