A Spectacle of Glass by Chihuly

A Spectacle of Glass by Chihuly
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The luminous magic of glass takes shape in one of London’s most spectacular settings, with graphite, neon, ice and charcoal created by Dale Chihuly in a perfect mix of art, science and nature. A reverie of form, colour and light awaits visitors inside the Kew Gardens, where pieces of blown glass radiate outwards, giving life to a unique visual experience. The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art of Kew hosts a series of works, while a film illustrates the creative process of Chihuly in detail. The visitors to the gallery will be given an opportunity to admire the expressive lines and abstract forms of the American sculptor with works from the series Rotolo - the most technically challenging work created by the artist and his team - to Seaforms, with its delicate wave-forms evoking underwater life. The iconic Temperate House - the largest Victorian greenhouse, at the centre of an ambitious restoration - hosts an original work, designed specifically for the space, which is similar to a cathedral. The journey of visitors through the exhibition will be accompanied by a composition by famed American composer Nico Muhly.

Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London