Fire Screen By the Herter Brothers

Another example of home decorative art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It challenges the idea that art=painting.

Fire Screen Herter Brothers

When I was a child, I lived in a house with a fireplace. I miss it. For me, a firescreen was a part of my childhood. I love this because it shows the human drive to embellish objects; to turn a purely functional object into a thing of beauty.

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