Wednesday, August 29, 2012

More Art from the Gonda Building

Waterfall Blue Persian Set - Dale Chihuly 2001
With time on my hands, I've stumbled upon more art at the Gonda Building to share. I know I've mentioned before that as a rule, I'm not a big Dale Chihuly fan. To my eye, so much of his work either looks derivitative of the Venetian glass he studied as a young artist, or a hot mess of glass shapes. But I really liked the piece above, hidden away underneath a stairway.

Gracing the wall of the subway underneath the Chihuly chandeliers is this cast bronze tribute to nursing called Forever Caring.

Most of the art displayed in the elevator alcoves is actually very old. This mosaic is from the 2nd or 3rd century.

These Middle Eastern tiles are from the 16th & 17th century. 

1 comment:

Sherrie Spangler said...

Thanks for your continuing travel tours!