Aug 18, 2012. - Dec 30, 2012.
The Natural Beauty of Tiffany
Selections from the Chrysler Museum
Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company (New York)
Flower Form Vase
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Louis Comfort Tiffany was one of America's most acclaimed and talented artists and businessmen working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He directed an artistic empire in the design and creation of leaded-glass windows, lamps, blown glass vessels, mosaics, pottery and numerous other objects of luxury.
Tiffany found great beauty in the natural world, and it was his primary inspiration for his paintings and decorative work. This exhibition features some of the Museum's finest examples of work inspired by flora and fauna.
Highlights include a garden of blown glass flowers, unique examples of pottery and enamels, and some of the rarest and most expensive lamps known–the glorious Dragonfly and Pond Lily library lamps.