365 Days of Art: November 13 – Tiffany Trademarks Term for His Glass, Frida Writes a Letter

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Magnolia and Irises,  c. 1908.

Louis Comfort Tiffany, Magnolia and Irises, c. 1908.

November 13, 1894

Louis Comfort Tiffany trademarks the term Favrile (from the old French word for handmade). He will use this word to describe all of his glass, enamel and pottery.

This piece is lovely, and is one of my favorites in the Met.

Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944

Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944

November 13, 1934

Frida writes a letter to her friend Dr. Eloesser:

I believe that by working I will forget the sorrows [Diego’s affair with her sister Cristina] and I will be able to be a little happier…I hope my stupid neurasthenia will soon go away and my life will be more normal again–but you know it is rather difficult and I will need much willpower to manage to be enthusiastic about painting or about doing anything. Today was Diego’s saint’s day and we were happy and it is to be hoped there will be more days of this kind in my life.”