Sunday, February 4, 2007

BREAKFAST, then TIFFANY


After breakfast this morning (more like brunch), I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue to see the special exhibition of artwork from LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY's extraordinary country estate. Louis is the son of Charles Tiffany, founder of the famous New York jewelry and silver company. The exhibition features Louis Tiffany's personal collections of his own work—beautiful stained-glass windows, paintings, glass and ceramic vases, as well as the artist's collection of Asian and Native American works of art. His love and reverence for nature are very evident in his work such as the awesome pieces on flowers and the four seasons. Although Tiffany used all kinds of artistic and decorative media, he is best known for his work with stained glass, particularly opalescent glass. One of my favorites is the stained glass panel of magnolias. Also on exhibit are the gorgeous carved teakwood door from India and the amazing Tiffany-designed Steinway piano. It was such a joy to see the breathtaking works of art in this special exhibition at the Met which runs through May 20, 2007. The Met is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street (General Information: 212-535-7710) and its website is at http://www.metmuseum.org/.
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2 comments:

jon go said...

very cool noel!!! i'm jelly!!! i love your photos too!!!

Noel Y. Calingasan said...

thanks jelly, i mean jon.