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Art-glass panel for a bay window, one of six: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This design reflects Purcell's fascination with modern technology. In 1939 Purcell wrote about his inspiration for these windows. In 1909 at the Orpheum vaudeville show Purcell saw a "moving picture" called The June Bug featuring the aviator Glenn Curtiss flying his biplane. "To partners who were endeavoring in their work to relate Architecture and the Machine, such a sight gave serious pause. I made a record of my feelings by putting a 'June Bug' biplane against some big piled-up clouds in the leaded glass transoms of the new Stricker dining room bay window."
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009