The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 2, 2014


Rare Tiffany Stained Glass Windows on View for the First Time in Montreal
Louis C. Tiffany (1848–1933), Design by Frederick Wilson (1858–1932), "Angel of the Resurrection", circa 1904-1905. Collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Photo MMFA.
MONTREAL.- After Paris, where it garnered both public and critical acclaim, the exhibition "Tiffany Glass: A Passion for Colour" will be shown in Montreal from February 12 to May 2, 2010. It is the first exhibition of this magnitude on one of the most famous American designers, Louis C. Tiffany (1848-1933), to be presented in Canada. Developed and produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, it will highlight Tiffany’s remarkable contribution to the design and technology of glass, which earned him an international reputation. In an exhibition space twice as large as the one in Paris, some 180 works have been brought together, including a series of magnificent large-scale ecclesiastical stained glass windows and secular stained glass, magnificent blown-glass vases and lamps with shapes and decoration inspired by nature, some examples of paintings and mosaics, as well as original designs from the Tiffany Studios and period photographs. The many prestigious institutions that have lent important works include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Chrysler Museum of Art, the State Hermitage Museum, the Musée des arts décoratifs de Paris and the Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is a set of 17 imposing stained glass windows that are now part of the collection of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. “As the windows had to be taken down [from the Erskine and American Church] for construction work on the expansion project, I saw a unique opportunity to mount an exhibition,” explained Nathalie Bondil, Director of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. “After half a century of neglect, this part of our Montreal – and Canadian – heritage, the largest commission of works from the Tiffany Studios in Canada, has finally been rediscovered. It is the biggest restoration project undertaken by the Museum during its history.” These windows date from Tiffany Studios’ finest period, between 1897 and 1902. They have been taken down and restored and are now presented at eye-level for the very first time. The designs for these windows are held in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

The exhibition tour was organized in collaboration with sVo – Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, where the exhibition will be presented starting May 29, 2010.

The exhibitions "Tiffany Glass and A Passion for Glass: Gift of the Anna and Joe Mendel Collection" to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (contemporary glass, April-October 2010) are part of the cultural project Montreal, City of Glass, to be held throughout the year 2010.

TIFFANY: A LEADER OF AMERICAN DESIGN
From 1900 on, his artist’s eye for colour and composition, his love of glass and his flair for publicity made Tiffany a leader of American design with a reputation that extended to the great cities of Europe. Tiffany was renowned for the spectacular and original effects of colour and light he achieved with his blown-glass vases, stained glass and lamps. His love of exotic forms and rich ornamentation, his fine craftsmanship and the abstract qualities of the colours in his work made him a central figure in the art trends of his day, from the Arts and Crafts Movement and the American Aesthetic Movement to Art Nouveau and Symbolism. His fame eventually overshadowed that of other American decorative art designers and even rivalled that of European glassmakers of the latenineteenth century.

THE EXHIBITION’S THEMES
The exhibition will examine the early career of Tiffany, the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany (founder of the famous house of Tiffany & Co. in New York, which was renowned for its jewellery and silver), his sojourns in Europe, especially in Paris, where he studied painting in the studio of Léon-Charles Bailly, and his growing interest in the art of glass-making; his work as an interior decorator for influential American clients; his relationship with the Paris art dealer Siegfried Bing, who helped to publicize Tiffany products in Europe; his stained glass windows, an important but less well-known area of Tiffany’s output, including the prestigious commissions he received and the designers he employed. Visitors will learn about how a stained glass window was made and the various types of glass used; his “Favrile” glass vases with their organic shapes and striking colour contrasts.





Today's News

February 11, 2010

Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Totals $84.8 Million, Well in Excess of Pre-Sale Expectations

Exhibition Explores the Egyptians' Beliefs about Life and Death and the Afterlife

Largest John Baldessari Retrospective Exhibition Ever Mounted in Spain

Gagosian Gallery Presents Chris Burden's First Exhibition in Rome in 30 Years

Rare Tiffany Stained Glass Windows on View for the First Time in Montreal

Thomas Ruff Debuts New Work in Sixth Solo Exhibition at David Zwirner

VIENNAFAIR: The International Contemporary Art Fair to be Held in May

Preparatory Drawings by Eduardo Arranz-Bravo at Franklin Bowles Galleries

Main Road of Jerusalem, from 1,500 Years Ago, is Exposed

New Exhibition will Celebrate the Work of Royal Photographer Marcus Adams

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Presents Pam Anderson: Ghosts from a Middle Place

Yinka Shonibare's Fourth Plinth Ship To Set Sail in May

Two Major Donations to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Private Collection Paintings Complement American Holdings at the Hood

National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Painted Portrait of Writer V. S. Naipaul

Interior Design Ben Kelly Presents Solo and Collaborative Work at Glasgow School of Art

The Inspirational World of the Ancient Greeks Revealed at World Museum

MFA Houston's Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Begins Dynamic New Chapter in Fall 2010

Artistic Director David Elliott Unveils Program Highlights for 17th Biennale of Sydney

Guggenheim Museum Announces Malevich in Focus: 1912-1922

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Roman Emperor Augustus' frescoed rooms unveiled for first time after years of restoration

2.- First stage of the restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Adoration of the Magi' completed

3.- Hollywood actor and 'Conceptual artist' Shia LaBeouf runs around Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum

4.- Exhibition in Rome offers an original interactive journey to discover the city of Augustus

5.- Unique opportunity to see last two works by Rothko and Mondrian side by side

6.- Ai Weiwei explores human rights and freedom of expression in exhibition at Alcatraz

7.- UNESCO seeks answers from Egypt on more than 4,600-year-old 'damaged' pyramid

8.- International Center of Photography announces new Collections Center and Media Lab at Mana Contemporary

9.- British Museum explores the image of the witch and demonised female figures from 1450 until 1900

10.- 'Transformations: Classical Sculpture in Colour' on view at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site