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Chihuly Over Venice
Chihuly Over Venice
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2001     1hr 30min

Acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly goes on the road to the glass-blowing centers of the world to create a stunning 14-chandelier installation to hang over the canals and alleys of old Venice. Departing from their Seattle...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Educational, Documentary
Studio: KCTS (in Seattle, WA)
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/03/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Educational, entertaining & beautifully made.
Carol A. Cahill | Rockland, MA USA | 12/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Chihuly Over Venice" is a fabulous video that allows the viewer a glimpse into the interesting and exciting world of America's most colorful and talented glass artisan, Dale Chihuly. This video takes the viewer on a whirlwind tour through five different countries while following Chihuly and his merry band of glass-blowers on their quest to create the perfect "chandelier." This film is educational, entertaining, and oh-so beautifully made. It took my breath away."
Like Alice through the looking glass...
Careful shopper | United States | 11/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That's the feeling you get viewing this.This tape seems to go by so quickly, you can't believe it...It's just that fasinating! What an artist! You can almost feel and taste the pieces that you see.This was good enough to get me up and out of the house heading for the closest city that had a Chihuly exibit !In person, these works are overpowering. I can only imagine what they must look like in person, out of doors, where they were made to be.Also just watching the methods used even if they did not turn out to be so fantastic to look at is a real treat."
Absolutly amazing!
Jill | Chicago, Illinois | 03/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have never been this taken with any type of art before. I was flipping through channels when I saw one of these chandeliers on PBS, and sat in stunned amazement! This was the most beautiful glass making I had ever seen. Such an incredible mind this man has! All I can say is, I would like to travel to all these cities and see them up close, or I wish he would do them in Chicago!"
Sparkling as his glass...Chihuly
Jill | 05/07/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"An artist at work...a performer..the conductor, a maestro who creates the idea, selects the musicians and conducts a symphony in glass ...Chihuly. When I saw a brief excerpt of this video, I knew it needed a "look see." A director in glass. Dale Chihuly is the Master. His spontanity generates an electricity which enlivens his group of glass artists. His sense of perfection is relentless. His "Vision" (albeit from one eye) creates sparkling miracles. His intensity orchestrates the creators of his pieces and explains how the beauty is attained.Dale Chihuly creates 15 chandeliers to be hung in Venice. This video follows the trek of collaboration between Chihuly's gifted artists and the international glass blowers on THEIR turf. The pieces are created in 5 countries: the US, Finland, Ireland, Mexico and Venice. You're invited to experience the spontaneous creation of the glassworks in their countries, the exhibition in their native land, and finally the installation of the chandeliers in the Venice canals. Adventurous? The logistics alone were incredible. But the cast Dale Chihuly assembled created works of art to be appreciated in the land of their creation and the home of glass...Venice. And in a moment blown glass is gone, broken. I suspect he likes it that way. The speed with which the work is created and the possibility it could break and evaporate in an instant, generates an urgency in the creative process. When the glass survives it is truly remarkable.You can see the REAL thing. In the early stages of the video, pieces which will be installed as Bellagio's ceiling in Las Vegas are created. When you view this, prepare to stand back and gasp. You will understand why this video is an expression of the creative process to create glass's Chihuly. In the meantime, buy "Chihully Over Venice.""