The Venetian Series
Working with the Murano maestro, Lino Tagliapietra, Chihuly began the ornate Venetian series in 1988. Inspired by Italian Art Deco glass of the 1930s, he added vibrant flourishes to traditional vessels. Spiraling ribbons, feathers, leaves and flames transform the conventional forms beyond all recognition.
Green & Orange Piccolo D, Chihuly 1998
Gilded Vine Black Venetian with Lemon Handles D. Chihuly 1993
Venetian Ribbon Vase D. Chihuly 1989
D. Chihuly & L. Tagliapietra 1995
D. Chihuly 1995