Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Visit to the Met: Part Three (Nature & Instruments)

- the elements of the natural  world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers.
- natural scenery.
- the universe, with all its phenomena.
- reality, as distinguished from any effect of art: a portrait true to nature.
- a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical sounds: a stringed instrument.
("Magnolias and Irises" Stained Glass Window, Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, ca. 1908).

(Louis Comfort Tiffany Fountain, 1915).
(The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments).
(... And of course the organ at the end. Above the hall of Knights... Magnificent!)
Photos: Tracy Cistone .

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