From Cathedrals to Homes: The Evolution of Stained Glass Art

The art of stained glass originated in churches and monasteries, but over time, it migrated to ordinary homes and public buildings. The themes of stained glass have also evolved: initially centered around religious narratives, they later embraced secular decor, aligning with the trends of each era. Stained glass beautifully plays with natural light, creating stunning combinations of colors and shadows.

Stained glass not only enhances the beauty of buildings but can also replace ordinary window panes. Nowadays stained glass inserts for furniture and embellishing spaces with this art have become particularly popular.

There are several types of stained glass based on the manufacturing technique:

  • Classic stained glass is formed from pieces of glass, held together by soft metal.
  • Overlay stained glass is created using the fusing method, with elements sometimes glued onto a base.
  • Painted stained glass includes a design painted with transparent colors on the surface of the glass.
  • Film stained glass involves attaching lead tape and colorful self-adhesive film.
  • Combined stained glass is a combination of several techniques.

Stained glass has become an integral part of design, adding beauty and uniqueness to our living spaces.

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