Angel of Light Art Glass
By artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)
As a stunning detail of Tiffany's famed stained glass window in St. Anne's Church in Lowell, Massachusetts, originally titled the Resurrection Angel, the "Angel of Light" captures the essence of a solitary angel gazing lovingly in an expression of beauty, inspiration and love. This gleaming art glass detail with magnificent wings comprised of varying shades of blues and purples, uses light and color to create a reverent vision of inspiration. Tiffany made it his creative life-long goal a "pursuit of beauty" and he labored to improve the stained glass process. Art glass, also called stained glass, is created by a unique technique of fusing hand-rolled architectural glass with unique transparent enamels, then kiln fired at temperatures above 1100 degrees Fahrenheit so the colors actually becomes part of the glass. The shades and hues will stay bright and glowing with radiant color and provide a stunning view from either side. Our Design Toscano art glass window is framed in zinc with a hanging chain for window display and a tabletop easel stand to enjoy this treasured piece in any room.
9"Wx12½"H. 1 lb.
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   Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)

Louis Comfort Tiffany is the eponymous Art Nouveau stained glass artist who was also a painter, craftsman, philanthropist, decorator and designer. Internationally acknowledged as one of the greatest forces of the Art Nouveau style, Tiffany made significant contributions to the art of glassmaking and for the revival of the Art Nouveau style in the 1960s.

Tiffany's stained glass experiments began in 1875 and three years later he had his own glassmaking factory in New York City. By the 1890s, Tiffany was a leading glassmaker because of his unique coloring methods. International fame resulted from the glass he called Favrile, which translates roughly as handmade from old French. Tiffany's Favrile Glass was iridescent and shaped freely with faux bronze alloys and other metals.

Tiffany signed his original stained glass artwork L.C. Tiffany or simply L.C.T. These pieces became immensely popular, especially in central Europe where it became quite fashionable during the late 19th and early 20th century and during an Art Nouveau revival in the 1960s. From 1896 to 1900, Tiffany created a vast amount of blown Favrile glass pieces with mysterious and impressionistic effects.

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