Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Abstract Glass

These are close-ups of glass pieces from the Dale Chihuly retrospective show at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.

For me, what these colored and black lines and curves most closely resemble, in other artwork, is Georgia O'Keeffe at her most abstract. For example, as seen in the recent museum show and book catalog, Circling Around Abstraction.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Black Abstraction, 1927

Georgia O'Keeffe, Grey Blue & Black – Pink Circle, 1929

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Blogger kRiZ cPEc said...

beautiful. How did you set the lights up?

9:58 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...


Like most of my photography, i used available light. In this case the museum lights in the room. The room was pretty dimly lit, so these were handheld, fairly long exposures, kneeling or crouched so I could brass my elbow on my knee, at ISO 1600. The most brightly-lit one is actually taken from underneath, with the overhead lights shining through the glass.

10:06 PM  
Blogger kRiZ cPEc said...

Thanks for your quick reply. Thanks for sharing.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

My pleasure. Glad you liked the images.

11:03 PM  

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