Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light
May 31 - August 24, 2014
As a painter, Louis C. Tiffany was captivated by the interplay of light and color, and this fascination found its most spectacular expression in his glass "paintings." Through the medium of opalescent glass, Tiffany could actually capture light in color and manipulate it to achieve impressionistic effects. Using new and innovative techniques and materials, Tiffany Studios created leaded-glass windows and lampshades in vibrant colors and richly varied patterns, textures, and opacities. Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light is composed of three windows, sixteen lamps, and seventy-five pieces of opalescent flat glass that illustrate the rich expanse of color and light available to the artists at the Tiffany Studios.
Tiffany Studios, New York, Apple Blossom library lamp, ca. 1906, leaded glass and bronze. 29.5" high, 25" diameter | The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, New York
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