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43 Examples of Gorgeous Stained Glass ...

By Neecey

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

Stained Glass WindowVia crescentmoon

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.

Stephen Love everything about this...colours, perspective,...

2 California Poppies Blooming

California Poppies BloomingVia California Poppies With Geometric--19" x ...

This reminds me of the work of Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh, except he preferred tulips to poppies.

Ramona Love It !...

3 Art Nouveau Stained Glass Windows

Art Nouveau Stained Glass WindowsVia art nouveau

How glorious to have a room like this. A wonderful reading area.

Ramona So incredibly beautiful ...

4 Barcelona Opera House

Barcelona Opera HouseVia Natures Doorways : Photo

Imagine the hours of painstaking work that went into creating all the lead strips for those tiny spaces.

5 Blue Morpho Butterfly

Blue Morpho ButterflyVia Blue Morpho Butterfly Framed 13.5" ...

Stained glass panels can be in doors or part of a larger
plain window.

6 Peacock


Imagine the light shining through that blue.

Robyn is this one that you stick to the window like a pe...

7 Agate Stained Glass Panels

Agate Stained Glass PanelsVia Unavailable Listing on Etsy

If you see stained glass that has curves and circles, it is more likely to be modern, not antique.

Erdős Unbelievly beautiful...

8 Stained Glass Guitar

Stained Glass GuitarVia Stunning Stained Glass Mosaic Guitar ...

A stunning work of art.

9 Sunburst Stained Glass Panel

Sunburst Stained Glass PanelVia Sunburst Stained Glass Panel

It's fitting that a sunburst is a subject for stained glass.

Ramona My favorite color scheme ...

10 Tree of Life

Tree of LifeVia Art Gallery of Lynette Chubb

The term stained glass is applied even when there is no "stain" - the term has come to represent art glass made with lead sections.

11 Art Deco Window


The unmistakable style of art deco.

12 Stained Glass Window in a Turkish Rest Stop

Stained Glass Window in a Turkish Rest StopVia Stained glass window in a ...

Stained glass is found all around the world.

13 Stained Glass Birds

Stained Glass BirdsVia Stained Glass Birds

Stained glass can feature all sorts of pictures and patterns.

Mrs how much is the cardinal one on the branch...

14 Dragonfly

DragonflyVia Stained Glass Pattern Dragonfly

Look at the detail on the wings. Impressive, huh?

15 LARGE Flowing Tree in Moonlight Stained Glass Window Panel

LARGE Flowing Tree in Moonlight Stained Glass Window PanelVia Stained Glass Window Panel Moonlit ...

You can buy panels to hang on your existing windows. Check Etsy, eBay and glass artists' websites.

Linda Thank you for featuring my original designed stain...

16 Stained Glass Wave

Stained Glass WaveVia Stained Glass Hanging Panels & ...

The ocean is a popular theme in modern stained glass.

17 Octopus

OctopusVia Octopus's Garden Stained Glass Panel

Newer techniques have made making curves and circles

18 Owl Suncatcher

Owl SuncatcherSuncatchers are affordable little works of art.

19 Raindrops

RaindropsVia Items similar to rain drops, ...

Bring the outdoors in, without getting wet.

20 Ocean Wave Panel

Ocean Wave PanelVia Items similar to Ocean Wave ...

This really appeals to the water baby in me.

21 Purples Ripple and Granite

Purples Ripple and GraniteVia Romany Soup: Stained Glass

This gorgeous art nouveau piece would look fabulous in a Victorian house.

22 Carolina Hemlock

Carolina HemlockVia Carolina Hemlock - Glass

Some glass artists paint directly on the glass as well as using stained pieces.

23 Nature

NatureVia Stained Glass Nature

I love the organic form of some modern glass pieces.

24 Saint Gatien's Cathedral, Tours, France

Saint Gatien's Cathedral, Tours, FranceVia Portals

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

Stained Glass Window in an Abandoned ChurchVia 9 Photos of Abandoned Cities ...

I love the way the beautiful glass stands out in the dilapidation around it.

Ramona Looks like the gateway to Heaven ...

26 Stained Glass Window Graffiti

Stained Glass Window GraffitiVia Stained Glass Window Graffiti by ...

Banksy brings stained glass bang up to date.

27 Basílica De La Sagrada Família - Barcelona, Spain

Basílica De La Sagrada Família - Barcelona, SpainVia Light against light / Luz ...

The way stained glass throws light into the church is awesome.

28 Colorful Window

Colorful WindowVia The French Tangerine

Love this Victorian example.

29 Suffused with Light

Suffused with LightVia Cathedral’s stained glass windows offer ...

Those colors are simply amazing.

Ramona WOW... Stunning ...

30 National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA

National Cathedral, Washington DC, USAVia Stained glass window, National Cathedral

Many of the world's major churches and cathedrals have a "rose" window.

31 Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC, USA

Washington National Cathedral, Washington DC, USAVia Space Window by Rodney Winfield

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, FranceVia Sens Cathedral Rose Window

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

Boston Avenue Methodist Church, Tulsa, USAVia Art deco stained glass - ...

Stained glass features in new churches too.

34 College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, USA

College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, USAVia Tiffany Stained Glass Window

This is an original window created and signed by Louis Comfort Tiffany - America's greatest glass artist.

35 Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway

Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, NorwayVia Images Nidaros Cathedral Stained glass ...

The colors are amazing. Such a wonderful palette of reds and pinks.

36 Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury CathedralVia Canterbury Cathedral

One of the two archbishoprics of England.

37 St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech Republic

St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, Czech RepublicVia

Alphonse Mucha was one of the pre-eminent Bohemian glass artists

38 Siena Cathedral, Siena, Italy

Siena Cathedral, Siena, ItalyVia LOOK: The Most Stunning Stained ...

It looks more like a mosaic.

39 Frauminster Cathedral, Zurich, Switzerland

Frauminster Cathedral, Zurich, SwitzerlandVia

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

Art Institute, Chicago, USAVia Chagall

Mesmerizingly beautiful.

41 Reims Cathedral, Reims, France

Reims Cathedral, Reims, FranceVia Notre-Dame Cathedral of Reims

Chagall was really fond of blue for his stained glass church windows.

42 Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

Hadassah Hospital, Jerusalem, IsraelVia Stained glass windows by Marc ...

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

Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, EnglandVia Artemis Dreaming, Marc Chagall, stained ...

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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