Alhambra Vase

  • Chuck Boux, Alhambra Vase, 1998, glass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Hank Houser, 2000.24

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To apply the elaborate prunus tree motif to Alhambra Vase, Chuck Boux sandblasted the outer layer of frosted glass to reveal the vivid blue underneath. He wants the flowing design of flowers and vines to communicate a sense of music to the viewer.

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“You cannot grasp the emotion of the Alhambra Vase or understand the soul of the glass blowers from 500 years ago until it is lit from a candle within, you have a glass of red wine, and you hear the music of Pepé Rodrigo’s ‘Concierto de Aranjuez.’” Chuck Boux, 2004

Title
Alhambra Vase
Artists
Date
1998
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
15 x 9 1/2 in. (38.2 x 24.2 cm) diam.
footprint: 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Hank Houser

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – flower
  • Landscape – plant
Object Number
2000.24
Palette
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