Showing posts with label glass tiles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label glass tiles. Show all posts

X-Ray and Anatomical Stained Glass Windows by Wim Delvoye




In his ongoing series of Gothic works, initiated in 1999, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, about whose tattooed pigs I have blogged about in the past, created some very unusual stained-glass windows and sculptural works made of steel, lead, glass and actual x-rays.



For his “Chapel” series, Delvoye took x-rays of two friends performing sexual acts, then combined the x-rays with stained glass to fill the windows of a gothic-style chapel. Some of the windows simply look as though they are made of an abstract design, when upon closer inspection, one can see teeth, intestines, skulls and other anatomical features. Others are more explicit in their representation.

Here are several examples (the following images were all composited by IIHIH, please do not reproduce without linking back to this post):















In addition, several of the stained glass windows shown above also appeared in miniature in Wim's "Chapelle," 2007:



above: Stainless steel, stained glass window, electricity / Acier, inox, vitraux, électricité
10.8 x 10.0 x 5.11 Feet / 326 x 305 x 181 cm

Solo exhibitions of Wim Delvoye’s work have been organized by Castello di Rivoli (1991), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (1992), Open Air Museum Middelheim in Antwerp (1997), Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (2000), Migros Museum in Zurich (2001), Museum Kunst-Palast in Dusseldorf (2002), The Power Plant in Toronto (2004), and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (2009). His work has also been included in major group exhibitions such as Venice Biennale (1990, 1999, and 2009), Documenta IX (1992), Sydney Biennale (1992), Lyon Biennial (2000 and 2005), and Shanghai Biennale (2006). Delvoye lives and works in Ghent.

individual images and info courtesy of Galerie Perrotin and the artist


Glow In The Dark Mosaic Tiles By 5 Companies Make Light of Your Pool and Home.




Here's a neat way to add a little excitement to your nighttime swim, besides skinny-dipping. Spain's Vidrepur is an Eco-friendly glass tile company that makes luminescent tiles that absorb the daytime light and then give off a glow for 6 to 8 hours.





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Made of 100% recycled glass. They can be used on walls, backsplashes, countertops, floors and pools. Just leave in the light a few minutes then turn off the lights and see the glow.



Vidrepur Fire Glass lumiscent tiles


Fosvit by Mosavit is a new patented luminscent vitreous mosaic tile:

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And Mosavit's Fosvit tile around the waterline of a pool:


Fosvit Tiles

Ezzari makes "Fosfo" or "Fading Out" glow in the dark ceramic tiles:




Ezzari Fosvo tiles

Italian company Lucedentro makes photoluminescent tiles as well as many other photoluminescent products:



Lucedentro

Susan Jablon's glow in the dark tiles as bathroom backsplash and shower:



Susan Jablon

There are other companies make glow in the dark or photoluminescent tiles, these are just a few of them.

all images courtesy of the individual companies

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