This magnificent Tiffany Studios floor lamp boasts a brilliantly patterned shade depicting landscape scenes and geometric designs. It is a wonderful example that beautifully demonstrates Louis Comfort Tiffany's love of color and fascination with light. The complex design, careful execution and intensity of color imparted on this shade combine to make this one of Tiffany's most attractive lamps.
Louis Comfort Tiffany is internationally recognized as a master of the American decorative arts. Considered to be the driving force behind the Art Nouveau style in America, Tiffany is known best for his striking works executed in glass. The motifs in his more elaborate lamps, such as the present example, were inspired by his love for the natural world and express this ideology by emphasizing free-flowing, organic forms. Tiffany's ultimate goal was to bring the splendor of the outdoors to everyone and often he stated that his lamps allowed people to enjoy the elements of nature all year long in the beauty of his glass.