Artwork of the Week: April 26

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) for Tiffany Furnaces, Flower Form Goblet, Favrile glass, probably 1907. H. 12 1/8 in. Glass Pavilion, Gallery 3

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) for Tiffany Furnaces, Flower Form Goblet, Favrile glass, probably 1907. H. 12 1/8 in. Glass Pavilion, Gallery 3

Spring has sprung and the flowers are beginning to bloom outside, but here’s one tulip in particular that blossoms all year long.  Initially trained as a painter, Louis Comfort Tiffany turned to interior design and decorative arts, becoming a leading designer of fine glass that often expressed the Art Nouveau style, like this delicate pink and green goblet. Art Nouveau was a style that embraced natural forms and structures and flourished at the turn of the 20th century. The elegance of Tiffany’s work was further enhanced by his use of iridescent glass.


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