The Werther Blue convex mirror is part of a series where I am exploring the spectrum of color. But this one is special to me because blue has always been the most difficult color to add to our commercial products( consumer and marketing/manufacture reluctance…go figure.) But, to me, blue is the color of heaven.
The mirror is made from a silver gilded frame with layers of cobalt colored Venetian glass rods. At the end of each ray is a glass teardrop crowned with a translucent chaldedony jade sphere.
This mirror is about 9 inches in diameter. It is currently in my studio waiting to be shipped to one of my showrooms. If you are interested contact me directly.
Jewelry for walls.
The name “Werther Blue” refers to the jacket worn by the poet Werther in Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. The story revolves around the tragic, unrequited love between the poet and the heroine Charlotte.
The book was the apotheosis of German Romanticism and sensitive young men throughout Europe vied for the most poetic version of Werther’s blue jacket.
Tischbein’s painting of Goethe, lounging amongst Roman ruins.
Charlotte and Werther from Goethe’s novel.
Werther the poet lost in pursuit of his muse. Note the color of the jacket.
A scene from the Royal Opera’s production of Massenet’s Werther. Passion, struggle, guilt and suicide!