Stained Glass Art II
A Brief history… • Based on remains found at Pompeii , stained glass was first used by wealthy Romans in their villas and palaces in the first century A.D. • At this time stained glass was considered a domestic luxury rather than an artistic medium. • It began to be regarded as an art form when Constantine first permitted Christians to worship openly in 313 A.D. • The earliest surviving example of pictorial stained glass is a Head of Christ from the tenth century excavated from Lorsch Abbey in Germany.
Head of Christ From the Abbey Church of S.S. Peter and Paul in Wissembourg. 1070
Detail of a medieval window At troyes cathedral, France (1300s)
Meyer May House, 1909. Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prairie Style. Frank Lloyd Wright
Biltmore hotel Phoenix arizona 1929Frank Lloyd Wright
ART II • -Must use • squares & • Rectangles (straight simple shapes!) • -Must be • 6”x6” • or smaller • -Must have • 3-9 shapes