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Monday, July 12, 2010

I Love Murano Glass

One of the types of glass I love most is that made in Murano.  I find the style so light and airy, and fanciful.

Very characteristic of Murano pieces are the focus on the stems of the glasses and chandeliers.  They put in all sorts of flowers and animals and little swirls. 

 These are all antique pieces at the Corning Museum.  They had cases and cases of glass examples.
 Even the pieces that don't have all the bright colors are gorgeous.




The piece pictured below is comtemporary, by Dale Chihuly, probably the most well-known glass artist currently active.  He is probably most well known for his installations and huge multi-piece chandeliers.  This piece is about 3 feet tall.  The corning museum has two chandeliers by Chihuly, the pink one has a similar cherub.

 The yellow/green sculpture is in the entry way.

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