Arts Everyday Living: Art Nouveau This Week—Meet the Incomparable Tiffany by Sorolla

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ART NOUVEAU THIS WEEK

MEET LOUIS COMFORT TIFFANY

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I have always striven to fix beauty in wood, stone, glass or pottery, in oil or watercolor, by using whatever seemed fittest for the expression of beauty, that has been my creed.

Louis Comfort Tiffany

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Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1911, oil on canvas, Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY

No matter what medium Art Nouveau master Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) created in, flowers were a vital source of his artistic vision-:from the exquisite elegance of the floral goblet below to his own spectacular garden portrayed in his portrait by Joaquin Sorolla above. Tiffany resided on a vast estate Laurelton Hall on Long island which he began building in 1902. The 84 room palatial mansion, often considered one of his greatest works of art, tragically burned in 1957; remnants of its grandeur can be viewed at the Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida today.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany, goblet, 1900-1907, Budapest Museum of Applied Arts, Hungary

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