AT THE OUTSET, HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO CELEBRATE THE OCCASION...
Like an imagined vegetation on a distant world, Chihuly's blown glass sparkles with intense colors. At an exhibition two months ago in Richmond, Virginia, I had the opportunity to photograph the artwork using three different cameras — an iPhone4, a Nikon Coolpix s600, and a more elaborate Nikon D200. The glass was illuminated by floodlights and simultaneously illuminated from inside. As in STUDIES IN COLORS #1 this photo was produced with the Nikon Coolpix, while STUDIES IN COLORS #2 was shot with the Nikon D200. In #2, we would normally describe the colors as "warm" (reds); here the dominant blues, greens and yellows might describe as "cool." Ironically, physicists explain these colors as being exactly the opposite. A blue flame with shorter wavelength is hotter than red with longer wavelength.
From my earlier note about the artist, Dale Chihuly, is known to his legion of fans for the exquisite colors that he achieves in his blown glass creations. The collaboration of painters and glass blowers is not a new phenomenon. In the early 16th century, the Venetian Master Titziano (Titian) had collaborated with the glassblowers on the Island of Murano near Venice to learn about their secrets in achieving certain colors, especially the reds. Subsequently, Raphael hired away one of Titian’s assistants and his colors became more vibrant, especially the reds. Three-hundred and fifty years later, the French Impressionists were able to get their hands on oxides produced in exceedingly hot furnaces used in the Industrial Revolution. Cross fertilization of disciplines frequently leads to immense creativity.
I recently created a new theme, Symphony in Colors, adding this photo into the collection. The expression, "Symphony of colors," is the way the great Expressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Théo, described the works of French landscape artist Jules Dupré (1811-1889). Van Gogh's words are also appropriate in describing the still life depicted here.
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rbassin (15034) 2013-03-31 8:59
C'est une intéressante et très belle photographie.
Bravo pour le résultat, et l'originalité; une photo avec de très belles couleurs.
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-03-31 9:00
Awesome capture of this artwork! I can feel the dynamic of the design. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
marina7 (8005) 2013-03-31 10:27
wonderful shot in the most amazing colors, it reminds me of the underwater world somehow:) Love Murano glass, I think this is an excellent follow-up to that style.
ikeharel (48242) 2013-03-31 10:54
Yet another stunning colorful work of Chihuli, on the exhibition.
looks as an underwater plants in a watertank, but we know already the imaginary outstanding work of this artist.
Great taken shot, well balanced light and sahrp elements.
Have a nice week ahead,
zoomer (6) 2013-03-31 12:20
Hi,I like these fantastic creations by Chihuly.I just posted one too.We have one in the art museum and I get frequently drawn back to it.In color yours seems to suggest an elaborate,exotic water plant.The reflections and the black background are very effective in your composition.Friendly regards,Wolf.
PaulVDV (19393) 2013-03-31 13:05
Amazing and very colourful artistic production.
This blown glass creations give us the feeling to be in motion, gently swaying with the swell of the water.
Happy Easter, Paul
Hansaphotos (6329) 2013-03-31 13:15
Looking at the thumbnail I thought I was looking into an aquarium at seaplants. Fine colours and a nice black background. Congratulations to the artist and to you that captured such a powerful image of the artwork:) TFS.
Best regards, Erling
carlo62 (23622) 2013-03-31 14:18
sembra un paesaggio sottmarino, invece sono vetri soffiati e molto colorati, l'effetto è molto bello e piacevole, la foto attira l'attenzione sin da subito.
Una bella proposta ed un ottimo scatto.
Saluti e buona Pasqua
dr38 (197) 2013-03-31 16:35
AMAZING WITH ONE WORD. "COK GUZEL" WITH TWO WORDS. TEBRİK EDERİM SAYIN ATALAY. ARZU.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-31 17:08
A really gorgeous composition with high artistic value to it! These glass "plants" do look like moving, with their smooth perfect curves and natural-looking shapes. The pitch-black background and the frame help to put the focus on the bright-yellow creations in the center of the composition and to bring out the vibrancy of colors.
Have a nice week ahead!
Nicou (111230) 2013-03-31 22:37
quelle image et captage quelle forme sueprbe et ces couleurs sueprbe absrtation et compo fantastique ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
marabu61 (6457) 2013-04-01 4:15
It seems to me that only yesterday I have seen a picture here on TE from the same museum, that seems to be a really interesting museum indeed. Those glass structures remind me of those kind of sugar sculpures one can see at culinary expositions and that is very fitting for the easter celebrations.
snunney (76350) 2013-04-01 4:16
And, what a superb study it is. Beautiful light and colours, wonderful clarity.
jhm (131736) 2013-04-01 5:53
These picture is one of the most beautiful out of your series.
Very high quality with lovely colours.
This is a amazing image and pleasant subject.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter Monday,
umutlu101 (12921) 2013-04-01 15:02
çok yaratici bir çalisma ve etkileyici bir kompozisyon...
i$ik dengeleri gözleri sadece gerekli olana yöneltecek güzellikte
TopGeo (38128) 2013-04-01 22:21
Wonderful composition and colors creativity impressive result is a color feast and shapes.The reflections and the black background are very effective and inspiration idea!Thank you for the blessings of Easter, but the Orthodox still slow here about a month.!Best regards
jemaflor (77476) 2013-04-03 4:19
interesting subject well presented, Perfect sharpness and colors, tfs.
wolf38 (29804) 2013-04-03 6:45
Hello Bulent. Title, photo and text complement each other perfectly. The composition shows only the really important. Colors and lights are very nice. This really is a fantastic photo.
parvatibb (1295) 2013-04-03 10:41
Merhaba Bulent Bey,
Venedik"e yaptigim bir gunluk ziyarette kendimi vitrinlerden alamamistim. Camlara verilen bicimler, desenler ve renkler inanilmaz guzeldi.
Sizin bu muhtesem seriniz bana o guzel gezimi hatirlatiyor.
Kamilutka (6605) 2013-04-03 23:57
what a beautiful colors and the black background highlights their vivid and rich tones. Very eye catching and different. Nicely composed and captured.
Perfect sharpness and contrast.
Didi (53257) 2013-04-04 0:18
Hi my friend
Very fantastic game with lights
Interesting spot direction on this artistic composition
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-04-04 4:38
Hello dear Bulent,
this is spectacular composition. Very beautiful colors, sharpness, perfect clarity. I like it a lot.
All the best,
willperrett (5128) 2013-04-04 10:45
Lovely colours: with the wavy lines, it looks as though it were shot under water. The blues could be fish, the yellows and greens seaweed. Excellent work on the part of Chihuly, and you for recording it so well.
Royaldevon (24228) 2013-04-05 1:22
Good Morning Bulent,
I have to agree, this does look like vegetation, like underwater vegetation. What a skilful artist he is and how well you have relayed his work to us. The shot is sharp, textured and with just the right amount of light and shade.
have a great w/e,
bukitgolfb301 (33708) 2013-04-06 3:56
Hi dear Bulent, how are you?
Sorry for my so late reaction.
Very amazing and so unique objcet you catch in perfect light and framework. Sharp and clear image as usual as your professional skill and technique.
Many thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
jlbrthnn (79791) 2013-04-08 9:42
The picture quality is impressive. Beautiful set of shapes and colors. Beautiful work.
Have a nice day
adores (32662) 2013-04-08 17:03
In glass? It's a very good work indeed!So colourful and with original shapes. I like the light and the composition. The dark background is perfect!
macondo (18467) 2013-04-08 22:58
Perhaps my favourite from the series, and an exceptionally good quality image from the smaller camera. Beautiful colour rendition and fine framing of the work. Others may have sacrificed the close-up delights of the arrangement in order to fit in more of those sinuous stalks rising out of the picture, but not necessary to do that as you realised in composing/cropping this one.
Angshu (53966) 2013-04-16 3:09
Hello Professor 'A'
The glass bulb structures in various colours looks like out of the world plants, or maybe alien plant bodies. It is indeed an amazing piece of artwork, which you have captured very well. A great note as well to accompany the picture
annjackman (16763) 2013-05-16 4:18
The black BG really shows the colours off very well indeed. Beautiful design that has been very well captured.
Kind Regards, Ann
Tigerlily (2479) 2013-07-05 10:21
This is really beautiful... I thought it was undersea shot when I saw it on thumbnail... The colour, the shape are wonderful.. and you captured them excellently, made them alive!:-)
mirosu (10942) 2013-09-10 6:09
This is my No 2, excellent design with nice shapes, looking like nice water plants. Also here the colors are excellent.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (34103)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-06
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix S9300
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/10 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): SYMPHONY OF COLORS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-31 8:21