Selenium Ruby

  • Michael Taylor, Selenium Ruby, 1994, glass and Vitrolite, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Barbara Tannenbaum Epstein and Henry David Epstein, 1994.94

Luce Center Label

Selenium Ruby is named for the vivid red in the center of the form. Selenium is one of the most important coloring agents for making pink and red glass, and selenium ruby is the final, brilliant red produced when the maximum amount of selenium is added to a certain type of glass. Michael Taylor uses clear optical glass to distort and intensify the different hues, highlighting his planes and blocks of color.

Luce Object Quote
“hard edges, formalistic, robotics, imaginary mechanical function line, subtle line, line thick and thin, differing ¼ inch, ½ inch beveled, chamfered edges, line-forming edges continuum of line and form, inside, outside the capsule” Michael Taylor
Title
Selenium Ruby
Artist
Date
1994
Location
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 17 1/4 x 13 in. (41.3 x 43.8 x 33.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Barbara Tannenbaum Epstein and Henry David Epstein

Mediums
Mediums Description
glass and Vitrolite
Classifications
Object Number
1994.94
Palette
Linked Open Data
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