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Dogwood by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Dogwood, 1902

Louis Comfort Tiffany

This window demonstrates Tiffany's true genius in glass. He’s used the supports that hold the window together as a design element, making them into a trellis, behind which a flowering dogwood tree can be seen. The window also incorporates many specially textured and shaded glasses created by Tiffany's studios. You can see one of these, rippled glass, in the dogwood blossoms. Two-toned mottled opalescent glass conveys the background and shadow. To achieve color depth, Tiffany added glass plating to the back of the window, sometimes several layers thick.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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