Friday, July 21, 2017

Stained Glass Around The World

Since the Middle Ages, stained glass has left us captivated with its beautiful and intricate colors and designs. From a Gothic chapel in Paris to a concert all in Spain, here’s a look at some of the most beautiful stained glass from around the world!

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Palau de la Música Catalana - Barcelona, Spain
This steel-framed concert hall has a stained glass skylight, which drops away from the ceiling like an inverted bell. This design is deeply covered in pigmented shades of gold and blue, featuring a three-dimensional depiction of the sun.

Grossmünster Cathedral - Zürich, Switzerland
This cathedral dates back to 1220 and its double towers have become the real landmark of Zürich. The stained glass was created in 1933 by the famous Swiss abstract artist, Augusto Giacometti. Twelve more windows were added by Sigmar Polk in 2009. Some people argue that these windows aren’t truly stained glass, since they’re thin slices of artificially colored agate (a translucent quartz that enriches color). But, the colored light that shines through is still said to be breathtaking.

Sainte-Chapelle - Paris, France
This Gothic chapel was authorized in the 13th century by King Louis IX. The 15 tall windows covering its walls are predominantly dark blue and red, featuring 1,130 prominent figures from the bible. The panels recently went through a $10 million restoration, where the windows were removed and cleaned with lasers!

Blue Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey
This mosque got its name from the blue paint used during its restorations. It has more than 200 stained-glass windows in shared ranging from pale blue to indigo, which end up covering the interior in blue as well.

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