Monday, February 22, 2010

Charles Rohlfs at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Being a fan of the Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th-early 20th century I was very excited to notice a Charles Rohlfs furniture exhibit at the Carnegie Museum on my way home the other day.

We attended the exhibit this weekend and we found it to be stunning, It is definitely a must see for woodworkers and fans of the decorative arts of that period. I knew the Rohlfs name and had some familiarity with his style from several books that I own but pictures don't really do his work justice, especially the carving work and the pierced work. The carving with the wood grain is powerful and sensual and the pierced sides simultaneously concealing and revealing interiors creates a dramatic and beautiful effect.

Do yourself a favor and see The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs in person. The exhibition closes April 25th.

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