If you've read any of my posts lately you'll now know I have a love of glass and this includes stained glass, so that's what we'll be looking at in this article - gorgeous examples of stained glass. Stained glass has been an art form known since the very beginning of the14th century and has barely changed since that time. Ancient and modern, stained glass is gorgeous.
1 Stained Glass Window
This is a little bit of a cheat because this isn't real stained glass but I wanted to share it with you. If you have a passion for stained glass, you can buy faux glass decals from home and DIY stores.
Stained glass is a beautiful and timeless art form that has been around for centuries. It is created by combining colored glass pieces with a metal frame to create a unique design. The glass pieces are usually held together with lead cames, which are strips of metal that are soldered together. Stained glass windows are often seen in churches and other religious buildings, but they can also be found in many modern homes as well.
The stained glass window featured in this article is not a real stained glass window, but rather a faux glass decal. Faux glass decals are a great way to add a touch of stained glass to any room without the cost and time of creating a real stained glass window. Faux glass decals come in a variety of colors and designs, so you can find something to match any decor.
2 California Poppies Blooming
This reminds me of the work of Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, except he preferred tulips to poppies.
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3 Art Nouveau Stained Glass Windows
Via art nouveau
How glorious to have a room like this. A wonderful reading area.
4 Barcelona Opera House
Imagine the hours of painstaking work that went into creating all the lead strips for those tiny spaces.
5 Blue Morpho Butterfly
Stained glass panels can be in doors or part of a larger
The Blue Morpho Butterfly is one of the most beautiful and unique stained glass designs, and it is a perfect addition to any home. This stunning design features a vibrant blue background with intricate details in the wings of the butterfly. The butterfly itself is made of a combination of glass and metal that gives it an elegant and eye-catching look.
This stained glass design was created by artist and designer, Jennifer Ralston. She has been creating stained glass for more than 20 years and her work has been featured in many magazines and galleries. Her work is inspired by nature and she uses a variety of techniques to create her pieces.
The Blue Morpho Butterfly is a great way to add a touch of color and beauty to any room. It can be used in a variety of ways, such as in a window or door, or as a part of a larger stained glass panel. It can also be used as a centerpiece for a room or hallway. This design is perfect for those who want to add a unique touch to their home and make it stand out from the rest.
Imagine the light shining through that blue.
The peacock is a magnificent bird known for its colorful feathers and stately demeanor. Stained glass peacocks are a popular choice for windows, doors, and other decorative pieces. The glass used to create these works of art is often hand-blown and colored with special dyes to create a unique and beautiful effect. The combination of the vibrant colors and intricate design make these pieces truly stunning.
The peacock is a symbol of royalty, beauty, and power in many cultures. It is also associated with the sun, and is believed to bring good luck and protection. The peacock is also associated with the moon, and its feathers are believed to bring wisdom and insight.
The peacock is a popular motif in stained glass because of its intricate design and bright colors. The glass is often cut and shaped to create the intricate details of the feathers and the bird's body. The colors used to create the glass are usually bright and bold, such as blues, greens, purples, and yellows. The glass is then fired in a kiln to give it the strength and durability needed for a window or door.
7 Agate Stained Glass Panels
If you see stained glass that has curves and circles, it is more likely to be modern, not antique.
8 Stained Glass Guitar
A stunning work of art.
This Stained Glass Guitar is a beautiful work of art that is sure to catch the eye of any music enthusiast. The intricate design features a mosaic pattern of vibrant colors that come together to create a unique and stunning piece. The guitar is made of durable glass that will withstand years of use.
The design of the stained glass guitar is inspired by the classic look of traditional acoustic guitars. The body of the guitar is made of stained glass pieces that are expertly arranged to create a unique and eye-catching design. The neck of the guitar is made of solid wood and features a fretboard with inlaid fret markers. The strings are made of metal and the tuning pegs are made of brass.
This stained glass guitar is a great addition to any music lover's collection. It is perfect for displaying in a home or office, or for playing in a band or at a concert. The guitar is also a great gift for any musician or music lover.
The stained glass guitar is a unique and beautiful piece of art that is sure to make an impression. It is a great way to show off your love of music and to make a statement in any room.
9 Sunburst Stained Glass Panel
It's fitting that a sunburst is a subject for stained glass.
10 Tree of Life
The term stained glass is applied even when there is no "stain" - the term has come to represent art glass made with lead sections.
Stained glass is a traditional form of art that has been used for centuries to adorn churches, cathedrals, and other public buildings. It is created by combining pieces of colored glass with lead sections, which gives the glass its distinctive appearance. The Tree of Life stained glass pictured above is an example of this art form.
The Tree of Life stained glass was created by artist Lynette Chubb and is now on display at the Art Gallery of Lynette Chubb in Canada. This stained glass piece is made up of vibrant colors and intricate patterns, depicting the tree of life in all its glory. The colors are carefully chosen to represent the beauty of nature, and the glass is cut in such a way that it reflects the light in a beautiful way.
Stained glass has been used for centuries to add beauty and symbolism to places of worship. It is believed to represent the divine and to bring peace and beauty to a room. The Tree of Life stained glass is a perfect example of this, as it brings a sense of serenity and beauty to any space it occupies.
11 Art Deco Window
The unmistakable style of art deco.
12 Stained Glass Window in a Turkish Rest Stop
Stained glass is found all around the world.
13 Stained Glass Birds
Stained glass can feature all sorts of pictures and patterns.
Stained glass is a beautiful and ancient form of art that has been used to create stunning works of art for centuries. This text is about a particular piece of stained glass that features birds. This artwork is a great example of the beauty and detail that can be achieved with stained glass art.
The piece is composed of several different colors of glass, each one carefully chosen to create a beautiful image. The colors range from light blues and greens to deep reds and purples. The glass is then cut into small pieces and carefully arranged to create the image. The glass is then fused together with lead strips and copper foil, creating a single, cohesive piece.
The piece also features a variety of textures, from smooth and shiny to rough and textured. The lead strips create a raised border around the birds, giving them an extra layer of detail. The light that passes through the glass creates a unique and beautiful effect that can't be achieved with any other type of art.
Look at the detail on the wings. Impressive, huh?
15 LARGE Flowing Tree in Moonlight Stained Glass Window Panel
You can buy panels to hang on your existing windows. Check Etsy, eBay and glass artists' websites.
This LARGE Flowing Tree in Moonlight Stained Glass Window Panel is a stunning example of the beauty of stained glass. It is a gorgeous piece of art that can be used to accent any home or office. The panel is made of glass and features a beautiful flowing tree illuminated by the light of the moon. The colors are vibrant and the design is intricate and detailed.
Stained glass is an art form that has been around for centuries. It is a type of decorative glass that is made by combining different colors of glass to create a design. It is often used to create beautiful windows, doors, and other decorative items. Stained glass is also used to create colorful mosaics and other artwork.
There are many different ways to purchase stained glass panels. Etsy, eBay, and glass artists' websites are all great sources for stained glass panels. When selecting a panel, it is important to consider the size, color, design, and price. It is also important to make sure that the panel is made of quality glass that will last for many years.
16 Stained Glass Wave
The ocean is a popular theme in modern stained glass.
Newer techniques have made making curves and circles
18 Owl Suncatcher
Suncatchers are affordable little works of art.
Bring the outdoors in, without getting wet.
20 Ocean Wave Panel
This really appeals to the water baby in me.
21 Purples Ripple and Granite
This gorgeous art nouveau piece would look fabulous in a Victorian house.
Purples Ripple and Granite is a stunning stained glass artwork that was created in the art nouveau style. The piece is composed of a variety of colors, including deep purples, blues, and greens. The artwork is a beautiful addition to any home and would look especially stunning in a Victorian home.
The artwork was created by Romany Soup, a stained glass artist who specializes in creating unique pieces. The artist has been featured in a variety of publications and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian Institute.
The piece is composed of a variety of materials, including stained glass, copper foil, and lead. The colors and shapes of the glass create a beautiful ripple effect that adds depth and texture to the artwork. The combination of these materials creates a unique and beautiful piece of art.
The artwork is part of a larger collection of stained glass pieces created by Romany Soup. The collection includes a variety of styles, from traditional to modern. The pieces are all handcrafted and created with an eye for detail and quality.
22 Carolina Hemlock
Some glass artists paint directly on the glass as well as using stained pieces.
I love the organic form of some modern glass pieces.
24 Saint Gatien's Cathedral, Tours, France
Stained glass began as a religious art form and was first used in churches. Most of what follows are examples of church stained glass. Some depict scenes, while others are abstract.
25 Stained Glass Window in an Abandoned Church
I love the way the beautiful glass stands out in the dilapidation around it.
26 Stained Glass Window Graffiti
Banksy brings stained glass bang up to date.
27 Basílica De La Sagrada Família - Barcelona, Spain
The way stained glass throws light into the church is awesome.
28 Colorful Window
Love this Victorian example.
29 Suffused with Light
Those colors are simply amazing.
30 National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA
Many of the world's major churches and cathedrals have a "rose" window.
31 Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA
But I don't imagine that any other has a "space" window and certainly not one that contains an actual piece of moon rock embedded in it.
32 Sens Cathedral, France
Sens Cathedral is one of the oldest and largest Gothic churches in France. Interestingly, some of the stained glass windows depict the story of the English Saint Thomas-a-Becket, representing the ties between England and France in the early Middle Ages.
33 Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa, USA
Stained glass features in new churches too.
34 College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, USA
This is an original window created and signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany - America's greatest glass artist.
35 Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway
The colors are amazing. Such a wonderful palette of reds and pinks.
36 Canterbury Cathedral
One of the two archbishoprics of England.
37 St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic
Alphonse Mucha was one of the pre-eminent Bohemian glass artists
St. Vitus Cathedral is a Gothic style cathedral located in Prague, Czech Republic. It was founded in 1344 and is the largest and most important church in the country. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Prague and is the burial site for many Bohemian kings and nobles. The cathedral is renowned for its stained glass windows, which were designed by the renowned Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. Mucha's stained glass windows are some of the most iconic in the world and feature a variety of religious and secular themes. The windows are made from a combination of colored glass and painted glass, which creates a unique and vibrant effect. Mucha's stained glass windows are a testament to his skill as an artist and his dedication to his craft. The cathedral also houses a variety of sculptures, frescoes, and other works of art, making it one of the most important cultural sites in the Czech Republic. St. Vitus Cathedral is a must-see for anyone visiting Prague and is an important part of the city's rich history and culture.
38 Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy
It looks more like a mosaic.
39 Frauminster Cathedral, Zurich, Switzerland
I'm going to finish with a few examples by Marc Chagall. Russian/French Chagall worked in many mediums but I adore his stained glass. His works appear in churches all over the world.
40 Art Institute, Chicago, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the museum offers a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits. Among its most famous works is Marc Chagall's stained glass window, "The Four Seasons," which is located in the museum's Modern Wing. The window was commissioned in 1974 and features four panels depicting the four seasons. The window is composed of an array of vibrant colors and is one of the most iconic pieces of stained glass in the world.
The Art Institute of Chicago is also home to a variety of other works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and more. The museum is renowned for its collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, which includes works by Monet, Renoir, and Cezanne. Other highlights include the Thorne Miniature Rooms, a collection of over 70 miniature rooms depicting different architectural styles from around the world.
41 Reims Cathedral, Reims, France
Chagall was really fond of blue for his stained glass church windows.
42 Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
The Hadassah windows in the Abbell Synagogue were a labor of love for Chagall. They picture and represent Jewish history, Judaism and Jewish culture.
43 Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, England
The window tells the story of the sons of Jacob from whence came the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
Like every art form, the variety of stained glass is immense. I'm usually drawn to color rather than pattern. Is it something you appreciate?
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