Join Flutissimo! Flute Quartet as they usher in the
season with a delightful afternoon of chamber music.
Performing on C flutes, piccolo, alto, and bass flutes,
the Quartet takes listeners on an enchanting musical
journey through the ages. On the program are
classical standards, compositions unique to the flute
quartet repertoire, and many with a touch of winter
fun! Known for its engaging performances throughout
Long Island since 2003, Flutissimo! is sure to
Co-sponsored by Friends of the Gold Coast Library
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) embraced virtually every artistic and decorative medium, designing and directing his studios to produce leaded-glass windows, mosaics, lighting, glass, pottery, metalwork, enamels, jewelry, and interiors. As the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812–1902), founder of Tiffany & Co., Louis chose to pursue his own artistic interests rather than joining the family business.
Tiffany began his artistic training and career as a painter, working under the influence of Hudson River School notables, George Inness, and Samuel Colman.
Tiffany named the blown glass from his furnaces Favrile, a trademark that signified glass of hand-made and unique quality. Leaded-glass brought Tiffany the greatest recognition and he revolutionized the look of stained glass, which had remained essentially unchanged since medieval times.
Growing out of an interest in interior decorating, Tiffany and his studios turned toward another venture in 1898—lighting and lamps.
Mosaics were also a natural progression and extension of Tiffany’s work in Favrile and leaded glass. Glass mosaics were used in interior settings, initially for church interiors and fireplace surrounds, but then developed into full artistic works.
At the height of his career, (1902-05) Tiffany completed his Long Island country home, Laurelton Hall, an eighty-four-room, eight-level estate situated on nearly 600 acres overlooking Cold Spring Harbor in Oyster Bay, New York. A showcase for his unique integration of nature and exoticism, Laurelton Hall was the ultimate expression of Tiffany’s aesthetic ideals, envisioned as a total work of art.
Collectively, Tiffany's career is associated with Art Nouveau, whereby all of his ideas originate from an organic design sense with a strong connection to nature. Professor Thomas Germano will present a visual lecture focusing on the work of Tiffany in the context of the movement, Art Nouveau.