His Most Famous Stained Glass Painting (Backyard Landscape & Fountain) – Louis Comfort Tiffany

His Most Famous Stained Glass Painting (Backyard Landscape & Fountain) – Louis Comfort Tiffany
His Most Famous Stained Glass Painting (Backyard Landscape & Fountain) – Louis Comfort Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany or Louis C. Tiffany (February 18, 1848 -January 17, 1933), an American painter and ‘Glass Designer,’ was born in New York. Since very younger age, Louis was concerned about artwork and portray and formally discovered portray in Paris. Tiffany’s most works had the affect of ‘Artwork Nouveau’ and ‘Aestheticism.’ Beginning as a painter, he received attracted in the direction of glassmaking in 1875 and labored with many glass homes in Brooklyn, till 1878. In 1879, he related to Samuel Coleman, Candace Wheeler, and Lockwood de Forest to determine the group Louis Comfort Tiffany & Related American Artists. His aspiration to concentrate on glass portray led to the splitting up of the corporate. He included his first sole possession, Tiffany Glass Firm, on December 01, 1885 that got here to be referred to as Tiffany Studios, in 1902. Within the meantime, Tiffany created his most well-known glass portray “Backyard Landscape & Fountain” (1905-15).

This all time masterpiece, impressed by Byzantine Artwork, was most likely a fee by the Curtis Publishing Firm, Philadelphia. Louis’ best creativeness took the portray past its typical creation of a flat ornamental work. On this glass portray, measuring 8′ 7 ½” x 9′ 6″ (262.9 cm x 289.6 cm), Louis Comfort stunningly captures the fantastic thing about the character. “Backyard Landscape & Fountain” a Favrile Glass Mosaic paintings carries the pure impact by the Favrile Glass Mosaic that has been reduce to various shapes to accommodate the view. The portray is a basic instance of the utilization of colours, which had been extremely impressed by the character, i.e. vegetation, sky, and bugs. Within the Louis Comfort’s panorama, “Backyard Landscape & Fountain,” there are tall slender cypress timber with a multicolored sky above. Two swans carve a rippled pond of shining blue. The presence of a cluster of pink water lilies can be supporting the extraordinary view of the scene.

Throughout 1896-1900, Tiffany created massive variety of lovely Favrile Glass, with numerous items attaining mysterious and ‘Impressionistic’ results. His very important contribution made him the pinnacle of the ‘Artwork Nouveau’ motion. Tiffany’s firm was renamed as Tiffany Studios in 1900, after which Louis Comfort Tiffany ventured into lamps, pottery, jewellery, and bibelots. In 1911, he produced one other of his greatest achievements, a gargantuan glass curtain for the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico Metropolis. Tiffany based the Louis Comfort Tiffany Basis for Artwork College students at his luxurious and famend Lengthy Island property, which in 1946, was bought to offer scholarship funds. A few of Tiffany’s different well-known work are Stained Glass Window, Favrile Pottery, Laurelton Corridor Loggia, View of Oyster Bay, and Autumn Landscape Window. “Backyard Landscape & Fountain” is at present displayed on the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, New York.