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Panel - Baroque


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Seattle (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Weiss, Dick (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained and painted glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Semi-abstract design of curling vegetal-floral forms in purple, opal, red and blue glass with some surface painting.

Place of Origin

Seattle (made)


1984 (made)


Weiss, Dick (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stained and painted glass


Height: 208.5 cm taken from Register, Width: 56.0 cm taken from Register, :

Object history note

Historical significance: One of a number of works from Weiss' 'Baroque' period and described by him as the best. The series was a development from the simplified geometric work of the period 1976-82 and the first work in which Weiss painted his glass. He described the contrast between his previous work and the Baroque series in the following terms [letter to Michael Archer, 25 January 1985; Weiss, Dick, nominal file]: "When you have pared down essences to 3 thin rectangles floating in a field of one colour, you are saying something; it is belief in universal laws...BUT, when you start going baroque, roccocco, then you are saying something else - it is reveling in the complexity of life, or shuddering at its lack of simple order. Things go this way, things wizz that way, things curl this way, things slink that way, it is hopeless to try to order them."

Descriptive line

Panel depicting curling vegetal and floral forms in purple, opal, red and blue coloured glass with some painting on the surface. Entitled 'Baroque Series 1984'. Made by Dick Weiss. American, 1984.


Stained glass




Stained Glass

Production Type



Ceramics Collection

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