Chihuly-Through the Looking Glass is the current special exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts. Dale Chihuly (1941- ) revolutionized the art of blown glass, moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture. Chihuly is the most famous glass artist since Tiffany. He is 70 years old and still active in his studio in Washington State.
Thank you, Diana, for taking many of the photos.
Mary-at the MFA-Chihuly-Through The Looking Glass
This was my favorite: Neodymium Reeds on Logs-an ethereal work of varying lengths of long, slender, graceful glass in a delicate color of lavender/blue, which Chihuly named neodymium.
Lime Green Icicle Tower
This glass sculpture was bought by the MFA and is now part of their permanent collection.
Chiostro di Sant'Apollonia Chandelier
Ikebana Boat...This is an amazing installation. The boat seems to be floating on water and its reflection is so colorful.
Tabac Basket--This was another favorite piece of artistry with its delicate, graceful lines.
Chandelier...This chandelier was absolutely breathtaking!
Woven Wall Pieces
For me no visit to the Museum of Fine Arts would be complete without revisiting the Impressionist Gallery.
Renoir's (1841-1919) famous Dance at Bougival-1882-1883 (MFA, Boston, permanent collection)
Renoir's Dance in the City-1883 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
Dance in the Country-1883- (Musée d'Orsay)--Model is Aline Charigot, Renoir's future wife
Renoir's equally famous Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette-1876- (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)
Luncheon of the Boating Party-1880-1881- (Phillips Collection, Washington, DC)
Chihuly-Through the Looking Glass-at the MFA
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