Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Spring by John LaFarge

 John LaFarge was a nineteenth century American artist. He was well know for his many stained-glass windows like this one. This is Spring created by LaFarge in 1900. I first came across this window while browsing through the collection of art found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Spring stood out among all the other artworks. The magnificent deep colors caught my eye instantly. It is amazing how much detail he was able to put into the angel's wings and the folds of her skirt. I like how he used many smaller pieces of glass to make up the majority of the window while the woman's head and torso consist of one large glass panel. It creates a stunning contrast allowing the woman to stand out more. The use of smaller glass sheets to show that the petals of the flowers are falling was a simple yet beautiful touch.

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