„Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.“

—  Louis Comfort Tiffany, The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany (Doubleday, Page & Co New York, 1916)
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Louis Comfort Tiffany
artista e designer statunitense 1848 - 1933

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