About Easy Glass Painting Techniques
Though slightly forgotten nowadays, the intricate art of glass painting was once the most dominant form of painting in Europe. Artworks created with a multitude of glass painting techniques decorated walls of the medieval religious buildings that were visited by millions of people who never got the chance to observe a portrait or a landscape painting. This applied art, almost a thousand-year-old, is multifaceted, to say the least. The nature of glass art incorporates numerous elements including aesthetic appeal, complex compositions, and consideration for effects which appear once painted glass is exposed to light sources. Developed in the 9th-century Germany, the art of painting glass reached its peak in the 17th century with numerous Gothic cathedrals graced by the stained glass masterpieces.
How to Paint Glass : Traditional Glass Painting Techniques
Though many glass painting techniques appeared throughout the ages most of them only represent slight variations of styles dating back to medieval times.
Modern Glass Painting Technique
A method that originated in late 19th century was invented by mimicking the European centuries-old stained glass technique on a smaller scale
Famous Artists who Painted Glass
Glass painting may be a centuries-old art form but it managed to attract quite a few contemporary artists who experimented with glass as a medium.
From Gothic Cathedrals to Decorative Vases and DIY Projects
From its 9th century beginnings till today the art of glass painting has come a long way. Once reserved for religious object and palaces, glass painting is now accessible to more-less anyone with a desire to learn and access to YouTube videos. Everything can be decorated, from custom made windows and glass doors to stained glass vases and tableware. But only those who learn how to utilize painting, architecture and design and use every characteristic of the medium (from the glass’ transparency and responsiveness to temperature fluctuations, to its constant interplay with light and shadows), can create works of art that not only represent windows to the outside world but also passages into another dimension.
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