Stained glass

Stained glass comes in various forms, as a single item, like a coloured vase, or fitted into more complicated works like a stained glass window, often found in churches.

Stained glass has metallic salts added to it during its time of manufacture. Once it is coloured it can then be crafted into stained glass windows by arranging small pieces of glass to form patterns or pictures, held together by strips of lead and supported by a rigid frame. Stained glass can also be applied to windows where the colours have been painted onto the glass and then fused to the glass in a kiln.

Masco currently has some beautiful stained glass reclaimed from a church in France, in the style of Mondrian.

Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Pieter Mondrian’s earlier neo-plasticism works are compositionally quite simple, with carefully arranged rectangles, but with very few details. His time in New York saw him use innovative techniques: double and balanced black horizontal and vertical  lines, colored lines, unbounded color blocks and the “lozenge”,or diamond-shaped format . All this represented to Mondrian eternity, because they have no end, forming a simple grid with thoughtful placement of sparse color blocks.

 

The glass panels are ideal sizes to be fitted into doors or into a frame to make a splendid hanging feature, which could catch and reflect light.

They are on display in our showroom and you will be able to see how they could fit into doors on our open day on 18th February when Jude Goss of  Lucian Glass will be talking about stained glass, how it can be used and demonstrating Masco’s new stained glass product range.

 

 

Stained glass is most commonly found in churches. The windows of Gloucester Cathedral contain stained glass from the 14th century to the late 20th century and some of it is among the most important of its period in England.

 

 

 

The example above left ‘Creation’ is the first in a series of windows made by Hardman of Birmingham in 1868, showing scenes from the Bible associated with waterand and it depicts the separation of the sea from the land.

Above right is St Patrick  (1881) holding a shamrock and at his feet two serpents, in one of the six windows by C E Kempe in the quire ambulatories.

For more Mondrian style follow this link http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=MONDRIAN&qpvt=MONDRIAN&FORM=IGRE#x0y0

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