Thursday, June 20, 2013

Louis Comfort Tiffany



The New Britain Museum of American Art is presenting a new exhibition showing art works of Louis Comfort Tiffany.  The exhibition focuses on Tiffany's paintings, with more than one hundred paintings from the Nassau County Museum on display.  Many of the paintings illustrate scenes he witnessed in Egypt, Turkey and other exotic locales in the middle east.

In addition, there are forty works in glass, furniture, jewelry and other objects from Tiffany's studio, loaned by the Mark Twain House.  Tiffany's experiences in the east influenced his designs.   The exhibition runs through September 29.

On the way out of the museum I saw a mention that photography is not permitted in this exhibition, so I decided that a wide angle photo mainly showing part of the galleries would be better than a closer photo of specific works.

15 comments:

Sharon said...

That was very clever of you.

Kate said...

You are a brave man to take photos when it is prohibited; I've never had the courage. I am always surprised and annoyed when museums bar photos. Especially when I see patrons with smaller, easily hidden cameras taking "secret" photos. . .can't hide mine! Our Twin City musuems with few exceptions allow photographs.

cieldequimper said...

Love this. Shame it wasn't possible to show more...

Malyss said...

I like the blue work I can see there. I could not without a pic. As long as people don't use flash, photos should be allowed!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Very clever indeed and I love this shot! I would love to visit there! Hope you've had a great week, Jack!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good thinking Jack..I loooove my new wide angle lens.

Jack said...

NBMAA actually has a generous policy. Visitors can photograph works owned by the museum but not works borrowed by the museum. This show is made up of borrowed works. The no-photo policy for this show is a courtesy to the lending institutions. I don't have a problem with it.

Tanya Breese said...

aw man, i hate when photography isn't allowed!

RedPat said...

It is something I don't understand - if no flash, no damage. And it isn't like you are going to steal the design which is what happens to a lot of artists at retail shows!

LONDONLULU said...

I love Tiffany's work and it's too bad you couldn't take more close-up photos. At the Met (NY) photography is allowed for most things so long as flash isn't used - a shame that so much photography is being restricted now.

William Kendall said...

Our museums permit it- for the most part. Our national art gallery, on the other hand, does not. I imagine concerns over the possibility of use of flash override every possible use of any camera.

Randy said...

I like the blue bowl.

gregory urbano said...

way to sneak in a shot so we could all get a glimpse!

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for this beautiful picture!A very interesting exhibition!
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

Hehe, best to see the No Photography sign on the way out!