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Louis Comfort Tiffany. A Wooded Landscape in 3 Panels. Glass, copper-foil, and lead. 86,50 x 131,49 inches. (1905).
 Art Nouveau.


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Louis Comfort Tiffany. A Wooded Landscape in 3 Panels. Glass, copper-foil, and lead. 86,50 x 131,49 inches. (1905).

This spectacular stained glass is a landscape of forest spanning 3 panels. It is conceived like an alive landscape during the one day course. The scene changes in appearance, responding to the light surrounding it. A forest landscape is a very complex thing to realize in stained glass. The pieces of glass seem assembled as if it were about a jigsaw puzzle. By changing textures, the thickness and the colors of glasses juxtaposed the ones on other Tiffany carries out combinations of subtle colors to the wire of the variations of the light… During his life it was said that Tiffany painted with glass.

A horizon appears on the 3 panels. The point of view of the spectator is located in the vicinity. 

The ground is on the lower tension field with close to the natural points of interest the flowers and the stones. The sheets of the trees are close to the right superior natural point of interest.

Each of the 3 panels occupies 1/3 of pictorial space. 1 panel for each moment of the day. Morning, Midday, Evening.

The panels left and right are built on the rising diagonals. The central panel on the downward diagonal. 

Details : 

One observes scratches on certain sheets as if glass had been scratched…

To represent the stone the texture of glass was worked so that it is different. With relief and grain.

A brook runs in the center, glass lets appear the detail of the reflections of water. 

The artist even manages to represent certain mottled flowers. 

Light : On each panel, according to the moment of the day, the orientation of light changes. 

Colors : Contrasts between complementary colors. 

Similar works : 

Louis Comfort Tiffany. Evening Landscape. Stained glass. (1910).
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Louis Comfort Tiffany. Landscape with Waterfall. Stained glass. (1920).
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Louis Comfort Tiffany. Song of Spring. Stained glass.
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