Medici Macchia

2020 Chihuly Studio Edition

Medici Macchia

9 x 10½ x 10½"

A bold series devoted to unconventional color combinations, the Macchia have allowed Dale Chihuly to explore and apply an ever-broadening color palette, using these intense hues to manipulate and refract light. “You see color as you’ve never seen it before, as if color itself were floating in the air. It is an elevating experience,” Henry Geldzahler, a former curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has said.

The 2020 Medici Macchia Studio Edition articulates Chihuly’s command of color and its dramatic interplay with transparency and light. Flushed in crimson, the composition has a momentum that is accelerated by red-hued pigment dusted between clouds of color, while speckles of chartreuse and saffron contribute contrast. A vivid golden yellow lip wrap pulses with the fluid movement of the sculpture.


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Type Glass
Dimensions 9 x 10½ x 10½"
Year 2020
Quantity Dropdown Value Use General Configuration
Color Red
Series Macchia
In stock

Edition of 225
Signed by the artist and etched with edition number
Approximately 9"H x 10½"W x 10½"D

Every year, Chihuly creates new Studio Editions, representing Chihuly’s most distinctive series. As every piece is handblown, your artwork may vary slightly in size, color, and shape. Small blemishes or imperfections in the glass are part of the glass blowing process and add to the individual characteristics of each piece.

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“Chihuly draws on the inherent power of glass to condition light so as to envelop the forms and the space they enclose with an atmosphere that transforms the object from static representation into an evocative intimation of some phenomenon sensed in nature or daily life.”

–Linda Norden, Dale Chihuly: Glass

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