|Chihuly Ceiling installation, Dale Chihuly|
You may recall from my posts on the Isabel de Borchgrave exhibit HERE and HERE and the Four Seasons HERE that we went there on my birthday in August. But I hadn't written about some of their other treasures.
|Bad Blogger. This is either Mary Cassat or Berthe Morrisot|
Here are a few that captured Rick and me. I am a sucker for Maurice Utrillo. Here we have it framed...
...and in close up.
And I can't resist John Singer Sargent. I would have walked out with this under my arm if I could!
|"Garden Study of the Vickers Children" by John Singer Sargent|
There was a small Picasso exhibit. This painting is a tribute to Picasso.
|"Homage to Pablo Picasso" by Larry Rivers|
This, one of his drawings.
I appreciate the Impressionists, such as this one by And this by Lucien Pisarro.
|"La Rue Saint Vincent" by Lucien Pissaro|
And this, by Childe Hassam.
|"Newport Waterfront" by Childe Hassam|
There was quite a section of Americana painting, which I rather liked.
There is a flatter quality to these, yet I find them interesting.
This painting was filled with symbolism. According to the audio tour, it was presumed that the child on the right had died, as she is seen separated from her siblings and in white.
|"The Fowler Children" (unknown, 19th century)|
There were many interesting masks...
...and some stunning glass (including a magnificent glass paperweight collection).
We were able to visit a demonstration of glass blowing in the hot shop.
One room was devoted to tapestries and some rather large and ornate furniture.
There was a fair amount of sculpture and larger pieces as well.
|Untitled by Frank Owen|
I'm not a big fan of super contemporary art, but I have to say I loved the colors on this one!
And here is one of my favorites:
|"Passage" by Bertril Vallien|
This was quite enormous, and had its own little room. Artist Vallien worked with blacksmith Lars Larsson and glass artist Richard Kautto. They created a birch frame to look like a museum cabinet with no screws or nails to hold it together. The boat is made of sandcasted glass. The elements are within. It was fascinating to photograph from any angle, its black case forming a bit of a frame.
I suppose all good days come to an end. Even birthdays.
|Tiffany window by Louis Comfort Tiffany|
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