Thorns among the Barbs

Thoughts on my journey to heaven


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Art is a gift and a pleasure that warms the heart and beautifies and enriches the enviornment it is in. The late 19th century philosophy of adopting and adapting art as part of the living space fascinates me. And this trend was common among the socially upward of the end of the 19th and early 20th century.

Last year we were visiting florida where we again heard this philosophy referred to by a museum docient at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park Florida.
This museum has the largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany work in the world, along with a substancial collection of Art Noveau, Deco and beautiful art pottery.

The idea that you draw art into your living space as a way of enriching your life appeals deeply to my creative side. And the examples Louis left us of beauty and craftsmanship are beyond compare. I could not even begin to imagin how majestic a home would look with a stained glass window such as this one, pulled from a Park Avenue Mansion.


Long live art and may it be among us, enriching and beautifying our lives.


Written by Barbara Bloom

January 16, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Posted in daily life

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