Goethe's Theory of Colours.
Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colours, his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. - Maria Popova
Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Born in 1848, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, the founder of Tiffany & Company in New York City. A young man of means, Louis studied art in New York and in Paris before he traveled in Europe from 1865 to 1869. After returning to the United States, Tiffany continued to work as an artist, but gradually his interest turned to glass design and production. He appreciated the colors, forms, textures and light in medieval leaded-glass windows he had seen in European churches. Tiffany established the Tiffany Glass Company, which became Tiffany Studios in 1900. The celebrated creations of Tiffany’s various companies include lamps with colorful leaded-glass shades that helped to diffuse the new electric light. Many of the shades were made of glass left over from the creation of leaded-glass windows and often featured floral designs in glass and jewels.
Art Nouveau is pleased to announce that our next series of stained glass workshops for groups of 5 – 6 students. Classes are held at our downtown location (287 Queen East, in Toronto) from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and run for 10 weeks, beginning Monday evenings on January 18, 2016, Tuesday evenings beginning on January 19, 2016, and Wednesday evenings beginning on January 20, 2016. Private lessons are available on a flexible schedule at $25.00 per hour. For more information, or to register for one of our workshops, please call us at 416-365-3236.
Over thirty years ago, we were attracted by the beauty of Tiffany Lamps. After doing some research, we decided to make a few lamps on our own. In late 1984, Art Nouveau Stained Glass was established. During the first few years in business, we met many antique dealers. At their request, we learned how to slump glass panels. After trial and error, we successfully restored client’s family heirlooms. With over twenty years’ experience under our belt, Art Nouveau has become one of the few studios able to restore your valuable antique lamps.
We are open:
- Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday by appointment only.