Monday, November 14, 2005
Tiffany at S.A.M.
The last time Mark and I visited the Seattle Art Museum it was for a showing of modern Chinese art. Let's just say I didn't have the artistic chops to properly appreciate most of that work. However, the exhibition on Lewis C. Tiffany was quite another story. The luminous colors, the curving, flowing lines, and the focus on the beauty of nature were really incredible. He is most famous for his lampshades, but they are really only a rough, mass-produced version of his better work. The vases and other free-form glass work are what really impressed me. Pictures don't do it justice, but you can see many of his pieces here: http://wwar.com/masters/t/tiffany-louis_comfort.html or better yet, if you are in the Seattle area, you should be sure to go and see it for yourself: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibitDetail.asp?WHEN=UPCOMING&eventID=6543