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Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass art

Magnolia and Irises, ca. 1908. Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass art

Magnolia and Irises, ca. 1908. Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass art

Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass art
The most brilliant representative of stained Art Nouveau creations, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was the son of wealthy parents. His father, Charles founded the jewelry firm “Tiffany and Co”, and the younger Tiffany studied painting in Paris and traveled through France, Spain and North Africa. Noteworthy, the huge impression on him made ​​the stained glass of Chartres Cathedral. Also, the “Movement Arts and crafts” influenced the ideas and the choice of Tiffany decorative art.
In parallel with the general economic recovery, increased interest in luxury in everyday life. Created by Lewis in 1879 with Candace Wheeler and Samuel Colman company “Louis C. Tiffany and Associated Artists” offered a wide selection of products for highly interiors of houses. In particular, furniture, textiles, glass, and design of interiors.
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Olafur Eliasson light installation

Olafur Eliasson light installation

‘Stairs of Gravity’. Olafur Eliasson light installation. The Museum of Art in Seoul

Olafur Eliasson light installation
With an emphasis on light and perspective, installations by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson transform the plane that allows the viewer to experience the illusion of supernatural environment. The interstitial space in the Museum of Art in Seoul, features “Stairs of Gravity”. Composed of luminous spheres attached to the ceiling, all the space – bathed in yellow light, like the sun. Something otherworldly seen in lamps and mirrors on the ceiling, the visitor gets the impression of floating in space, among celestial bodies. Mirrors have essential place in the magic containing in the works of Eliasson. Traditionally, Mirrors defy the usual relation of man and space, recalling our tiny place in the vast universe.
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Rotating Glass Sculpture by Christopher Jobson

Rotating Glass Sculpture by Christopher Jobson

Unique rotating Glass Sculpture by Christopher Jobson, Innsbruck based Austrian conceptual artist

Rotating Glass Sculpture by Christopher Jobson
Born in 1988, Thomas Medicus is a talented Austrian conceptual artist working in a studio of stained glass windows. Among many of his art projects is a rotating Glass Sculpture. In particular, it consists from 160 glass strips, which reveal several anamorphic images of fish, and a bird. According to Thomas Medicus, each detail of his sculpture – handpainted in the technique of stained glass. Meanwhile, he calls his curious glass sculpture “Emulsifier”. When the art object is rotating, a viewer can observe the hidden images from the right angle. Currently the artist lives in Innsbruck, Austria.
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Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Car

Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Car by Dominic Wilcox

Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Car by Dominic Wilcox

British artist, inventor and designer Dominic Wilcox sees his Kaleidoscopic Stained Glass Car as the means of comfortable sleep and a mini church on the move. The exclusive driverless car is a work of art, design, craft and technology, it combines the latest technology and handmade glass. Inside this bright there is an ordinary bed, on which the passenger can sleep and rest until the machine takes him to the place of destination. Dominic Wilcox is sure such automobiles will be in high demand in some decades. It will be safely controlled and wisely managed by the car computer. Born in Sunderland, UK, Dominic Wilcox graduated from the Royal College of Art. He creates innovative and thought provoking objects.
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Dale Chihuly glass gardens

Dale Chihuly glass gardens

Dale Chihuly glass gardens

Dale Chihuly glass gardens are exhibited in more than 200 hundred museum collections in different countries. American artist glass maker Dale Chihuly was born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. He studied interior design at Washington University, which he graduated in 1965. Three years later Dale Chihuly went to Venice to work at the Venini glass factory. The talented artist has created more than twelve well-known series of works, among them – Cylinders and Baskets, Sea-forms, Macchia, Venetians, Persians, Niijima Floats, Chandeliers and Fiori. Beautiful glass-works of Dale Chihuly are exhibited in more than 200 hundred museum collections in different countries. Colorful glass in his new garden looks so natural as if it has grown by itself.
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Murano glass art

Pegasus glass sculpture by Murano glass artists

Pegasus glass sculpture by Murano glass artists

Murano glass art is made in Italian town of Murano, on the remote island 1.5 kilometers from Venice. There numerous glass factories and shops are focused on the manufacture of fantastic beauty. Unique Murano products (Antica Murina) are handmade, known since the 10th century and every glass-creation is unique and exclusive. The price may vary from a few euros to hundreds thousands (works of art), and they are all unique. Murano glass – one of the most desirable gifts from Italy, although, in principle, to buy products made from Murano glass is possible in many parts of the world. Murano glass-makers still insist that authentic Murano glass is fabricated only in Murano.
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Stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones

Stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones

Stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones

Stained glass windows by Edward Burne-Jones (1833 – 1898) – congenial Pre-Raphaelite English painter and designer, one of the most prominent representatives of the “Arts and Crafts Movement.” Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones was born in the English city of Birmingham. Sir Edward Burne-Jones was a unique person widely known throughout the world for his beautiful stained glass windows, which were performed with the closest friend of his life William Morris. They met in Oxford, while studying and then walked through life together. Stained glass windows, made ​​by his sketches and cartoons in the “Morris & Co”, can be seen in churches throughout England.
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