Ars Chromatica: A glass art blog

Architectural Design (and Philosophy) with Norman Foster

Sir Norman Foster, master of architectural design

Sir Norman Foster (image by Nigel Young via The European)


“Architecture is an expression of values.” Read More

Beleschenko’s Colored Glass Panes in Liverpool

Rendering of Beleschenko’s colored glass panes for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Rendering of Beleschenko’s art glass for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital (image via NHS)


What could colored glass panes, the Beatles, and healing have in common? If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know my answer – which is, in short, everything! Read More

A Vital Art Collection Saved

The "Rivera Court," just part of the marvelous art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts

The “Rivera Court” at the Detroit Institute of Arts (via DIA Photography blog)


Amidst the many tragic events in the news these days, it’s always nice to remember that hopeful things are still happening too. Read More

A Tinted Glass Facade That Inspires Play

Sports center with tinted glass facade by KOZ Architects

Night view of Sports Center by KOZ Architects (Image via TheCoolist)


Would your kids be more motivated to play and get exercise if they could be immersed in fun, bright colors while doing so? Read More

Glass Ceiling and Walls to Compliment Glass Art

A glass ceiling and walls beautifully designed to illuminate works within. Corning Museum of Glass extension by Thomas Phifer and Partners.

Rendering by Thomas Phifer and Partners (Image via ArchDaily)


Well, it’s always nice to see glass art making headlines. Read More