The Sun (Le Soleil)
4,3 x 4,3 x 4,3 meter
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, prêt de l’artiste. Photo : Annie-Ève Dumontier
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Excerpt from The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts:
Dale Chihuly, The Sun, 2013, 4,3 x 4,3 x 4,3 m, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, prêt de l’artiste. Photo : Annie-Ève Dumontier
In the city’s public space on Sherbrooke Street, Chihuly summons us with a monumental work entitled The Sun. This installation forms a round tower over four metres in diameter emitting rays composed of tendrils in primary colours: two shades of yellow with elements of blue and red.
Born in Tacoma in 1941, Chihuly is regarded as the "Tiffany" of our day and has been exploring the plastic potential of blown glass for over fifty years. With fire, gravity, breath and centrifugal force, this accomplished master plays with colours, reflections and organic forms, using repetition, accumulation and layering arrangements of modular and singular elements to create unparalleled rhythms and visual effects.
Exhibition: Chihuly: Utterly Breathtaking
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The MMFA present as a Canadian exclusive the artwork of the American artist Dale Chihuly.
An immersive, astounding and grandiose visual experience, this exhibition – the first major Dale Chihuly show to be presented in Canada – is organized by the MMFA in partnership with the Chihuly Studio. The SAQ and its "Adding Value to Glass" programme is the exhibitions presenting sponsor in Montreal in collaboration with the Museum’s Volunteer Association.
A made-to-measure exhibition for The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts!
An acknowledged master of site-specific installation, Chihuly visited the various galleries of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion to create a unique layout. It consists of eight immersive environments, four of them designed specifically for the Museum.
Continued - Exhibition Layout, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts [Images of works in the exhibition]
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Dale Chihuly, American, (1941- )
b. September 20, 1941, Tacoma, WA
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