The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Tiffany's love of nature inspires exhibition from the Chrysler Museum of Art's collection
Tiffany Studios (New York), Dragonfly Library Lamp, ca. 1905–10 Leaded glass; cast bronze Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
NORFOLK, VA.- The Chrysler Museum of Art presents The Natural Beauty of Tiffany: Selections from the Chrysler Museum August 18 to December 30, 2012. Admission is free.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), one of America’s best known businessmen and most talented artists, directed an artistic empire in the design and creation of stunning leaded glass windows and lamps, blown glass vessels, mosaics, and other objects of luxury. Tiffany found great beauty in the natural world—the primary inspiration for his paintings and decorative work in metal, pottery, and glass. This exhibition presents many of the Museum’s finest examples of his work inspired by flora and fauna.

"Louis Comfort Tiffany was deeply moved by the complex beauty found in nature,” said Kelly Conway, the Carolyn and Richard Barry curator of glass. “He created an idyllic landscape at his home on Long Island, with many exotic species of plants and flowers. This exhibition features some of Tiffany Studios' unique interpretations of flowers, vegetation, marine life and other natural elements, executed in glass, ceramics, and bronze."

Highlights of the exhibition include a garden of blown glass flowers, unique examples of ceramics and enamels, and some of the rarest and most expensive lamps known—the glorious blue Dragonfly and Pond Lily library lamps. The works of art are all from the Chrysler Museum’s world-famous Tiffany collection, which is nearly comprehensive in the area of blown glass and also includes mosaics, windows and lamps.

"We are diligently packing up our entire glass collection in preparation for an exciting new renovation of the galleries,” added Conway. “However, it was very important to us to keep a selection of our greatest Tiffany treasures on view for visitors. It is always good to see our favorite objects in a new light, and this exhibition gives us an opportunity to appreciate the artistic inspiration found in nature."

The Chrysler Museum of Art holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of glass in the world, with more than 10,000 glass objects spanning 3,000 years. The foundations of the collection were established by the early 1950s with a significant bequest of New England Glass Company glasses from the estate of Norfolk resident Florence Smith. In 1971, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. donated more than 8,000 works of glass to the Museum, establishing the collection as a place of pilgrimage for glass scholars and enthusiasts. Major gifts of English cameo, 20th-century Italian, and contemporary glass continue to diversify and strengthen the collection well into the 21st century.






Today's News

August 19, 2012

Exhibition of funerary items found in pre-Inca priestess' tomb opens at museum in Peru

Exhibition presents rarely seen holographic works by several major artists

The Columbia Museum of Art showcases Modern & Contemporary art from the collection

Rarely seen Pablo Picasso portrait goes on display at the National Gallery in London

Tiffany's love of nature inspires exhibition from the Chrysler Museum of Art's collection

"India: Art Now" is the biggest exhibition in Danish art museum Arken's history

Ruby Rumie's multimedia proposal comprised of photography, video and painting opens at NH Galeria

1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight Racing Car brings $11 million at RM's Friday Monterey sale

Original artwork by da Vinci, Warhol, Picasso, more to be sold by Universallive.com

Harvard University's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts to celebrate 50th anniversary in May 2013

Art Greenwich to offer a kaleidoscope of culture from the 20th and 21st century this September

hpgrp Gallery in New York announces exhibition "Views of Life" curated by Reiko Tomii

"A Taste for Spoons from the Collection of Nora and Norman Stevens" at the Fuller Craft Museum

Kenneth Foster, Executive Director at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, to take new position at USC

Solo exhibition by Jane Rosen, titled "Full Circle", opens at Cynthia-Reeves New England

Fruitlands Museum opens "Visceral Murmurs" exhibition

Bar-Tur Photography Award exhibition set to open at Paradise Row

La Salle University Art Museum to present exhibition of drawings and sculpture by Howard Tran

Noted Duke Ellington archivist Kuebler dies in New Jersey

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Exhibition at Sotheby's S/2 features 9 women spanning 4 continents and over 100 years of creativity

2.- 'Violence' moves NY museum to shut down anti-Trump art show

3.- Erotica: Passion & Desire exhibition and sale tests taboos at London auction house

4.- Sotheby's to offer one of the greatest works by Gustav Klimt ever to appear at auction

5.- Exhibition explores Edgar Degas' fascination with the hat makers of Paris

6.- Guggenheim celebrates 80 years of innovation with presentation of 170 modern works

7.- Exhibition focuses on the work of the two top painters of the Dutch De Stijl movement

8.- Botticelli Venus painting on view for first time in United States

9.- Parmigianino's 16th century masterpiece at risk of leaving the United Kingdom

10.- 300 photographs of Rock & Roll musicians and Jazz greats at Shelburne Museum



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

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com 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
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful