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Stained Glass #15

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Pair of Windows from the Oscar Steffens House (demolished)
Date: 1909
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
(possibly fabricated by the Linden Glass Company, Chicago)


I took this photo at the Smith Stained Glass Museum, Navy Pier, Chicago.

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puzzaddled

twoclubs, you are very perceptive about art. You are correct; please read the description that was posted beside this window:

"These panels are an excellent example of Frank Lloyd Wright's use of both the plane and the diagonal for which he is justly famous. Wright's use of the diagonal as a powerful decorative element may have Native-American origins, but could just as easily been derived by Wright through his intimate knowledge of contemporary German design motifs based on clusters of parallel diagonal lines.

In the formative years of the 20th century, this style of window was so startlingly new that other artists who wanted to be avant-garde could not avoid it. More than a decade after Wright had done his striking designs, artists such as Piet Mondrain [sic] were influenced by them and produced startlingly modern paintings composed of rectilinear areas of strong inner tension."

twoclubs

Was like solving a Mondrian painting. So modern.

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