Art historian Sylvia Laudien-Meo will give a visual presentation on Zoom as part of our Summer series of Tuesday Talks on June 22 at 4:00 pm.
Laudien-Meo will highlight the new late 19th century craft of opaque glass panes that revolutionized the decoration of Gilded Age churches and homes. Artists Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge were the lead competitors for prestigious private and public commissions throughout the country. Their works expressed the new interests in travel and foreign cultures, new passions for nature and landscape, an interest for symbolism, the Pre-Raphaelites and Art Nouveau, especially for complex interior decoration.
Laudiew-Meo: “We will look at the artists’ newly developed techniques as well as some of their most interesting work.”Both with backgrounds as successful and competing artists in painting and the decorative arts, Tiffany and La Farge simultaneously created incredibly detailed works of art using flat sheets of opalescent glass in an extraordinary range of colors and design, catapulting the medium to a new height of popularity.
The admission is $20 per person and available on Zoom only. To order visit https://ventfort06222021.eventbrite.com The Summer 2021 series of Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Ventfort Hall board member Lucille Landa and William Landa.