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Exhibition: ‘Out of the Forest: Art Nouveau Lamps’ at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno

Exhibition dates: 11th February – 20th May 2012

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I always love the beauty of a great light. I have some fantastic examples at home, mainly Italian (including the Tizio lamp created by Richard Sapper for Artemide in 1972 and a Pipistrello Lamp by Gae Aleunti, 1966) so I couldn’t resist publishing these photographs of Art Nouveau lamps. They are just magnificent!

This exhibition features 20 exquisite lamps manufactured in the early twentieth century by Tiffany Studios, Handel, Durand, and Duffner & Kimberly. The exhibition focuses on themes related to the Art Nouveau style and its inspiration in nature. Discussion will also unfold related to various companies who competed for customers to sell lamps at the turn of the century and the competition between them. The exhibition will also explore the intricate copper foil production process used for the creation of glass lamps. All of the objects in Out of the Forest are from the private collection of Byron Vreeland.

Many thankx to the Nevada Museum of Art for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.

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The Duffner & Kimberly Company
Lamp with Nasturtium Motif
Early 20th century
Collection of Dr. Byron Vreeland
Photo courtesy Christopher Martin

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Tiffany Studios
Lamp with Turtleback Motif
Early 20th century
Collection of Dr. Byron Vreeland
Photo courtesy Christopher Martin

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The Duffner & Kimberly Company
Lamp with Wisteria Motif
Early 20th century
Collection of Dr. Byron Vreeland
Photo courtesy Christopher Martin

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Tiffany Studios
Lamp with Grape Motif
Early 20th century
Collection of Dr. Byron Vreeland
Photo courtesy Christopher Martin

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Dr Marcus Bunyan is an Australian artist and writer. His work explores the boundaries of identity and place. He writes the Art Blart blog which reviews exhibitions in Melbourne, Australia and posts exhibitions from around the world. He has a Dr of Philosophy from RMIT University, Melbourne and is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne.

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