December 3, 2016 through July 30, 2017
American art glass was greatly influenced by the tenets of Art Nouveau. Between 1890-1910, artists eschewed the elaborate Victorian decoration and repetitious designs of the industrial revolution. Instead, favoring form following function, they used sinuous asymmetrical lines, floral- and plant-inspired decorations, and deep vibrant colors highlighted with metallic iridescence – favrile. Louis Comfort Tiffany, Emil Galle, the Daum Brothers, and others pushed the boundaries, creating beautiful decorative and utilitarian glassware for all to use and enjoy. Enduring Beauty is a survey of works from the collection produced during this nature-inspired era.
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Blue Favrile Diatreta Vase, 1909, blown glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Favrile Bowl, 1925, blown glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Favrile Vase, 1909, blown glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Favrile Lava Vase, 1908, blown glass
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Opalescent and Blue Favrile Vase, ca. 1900, blown glass