EVEN THE OLD MASTERS LOVE FALL COLORS

Louis Comfort Tiffany

PUMPKIN AND BEETS

I absolutely love this piece by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 – 1933). This was exhibited at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris. It was later installed in Tiffany’s country estate, Laurelton Hall.  It is currently at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida, where I have seen it on display.

If you look closely there are intricate lines to show vines and cracked earth.  These are done by dripping molten glass on the piece.  No need for paint!  Tiffany painted with glass.

AUTUMN PANEL FROM THE FOUR SEASONS WINDOW

The entire Four Seasons Window was also on exhibit at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.  It was then on exhibit at the Prima Esposizione Internazioale d’Arte Decorative Modern in Turin Italy in 1902.  It then went to Tiffany’s living room in Laurelton Hall on Long Island, New York.  It is now on display at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida.  Entire portions of Laurelton Hall are on display at the Morse. If you are in Florida this is a “not to be missed” visit.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright also loved Fall Colors.  In his original paletter there were 36 colors.  They are arranged in “micro-harmonies”.  That means any four adjacent Frank Lloyd Wright colors create a pleasing and cohesive palette.

One of his signature colors was Cheroke Red.  A beautiful hint of Fall.

It is honestly difficult to stop copying pictures of his designs.  They are breathtaking.  An interesting story of Frank Lloyd Wright is that he often designed everything in the house.  Lighting, floors, walls, decorations.  He was known to come back to a house after the owners had moved in and removed things, they added that to him they did not belong with the design.