Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Smith Museum : Tiffany Gallery [ Landscapes by y Agnes F. Northrop]

In 1885, Louis Comfort Tiffany founded the Tiffany Glass Company, which in 1890 became the Tiffany Studio. The designers Tiffany employed were the best in the business..
- Edward Peck Sperry
- Maitland Armstrong
- Jacob A Holzer
- Anges F. Northrop
- Frederick Wilson

Tiffany Gallery, within the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows.
Here are some of the work of Anges F. Northrop..

Autumn Landscape [1890s]..
This window is from Tiffany's Impressionist period. Selected sheets of Favrile glass are combined into a sky as "impressionist" as one produced by the painters. The window appears even more spontaneous because of the light that is transmitted through it, a uniqueness of glass unknown to the painters on canvas.

Landscape with Yellow Sky [1915]..
A superb late example of Louis Comfort Tiffany's mastery of stained glass in a landscape. The window shows how Tiffany's style evolved from Impressionist to a greater degree of realism, without sacrificing the spiritual impact.

Landscape with waterfall [1920s]..
This window demonstrates how Tiffany's craftsmen manipulated several kinds of glass to create extraordinary naturalness..
- Motted Glass - recreate intense sunlight as filtered through the leaves of the trees
- Striated glass evokes movement of the water in the foreground
- Playing several layers of colored glass in the reverse create the impression of distant, misty mountain peaks..

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