Stunning Stained Glass Windows
Using stained glass windows are nice way to turn a simple looking room into something a little more stylish. Stained glass windows are windows made from colored glass that has been arranged to create an abstract design or pictorial image. Stained glass windows history began around 300 AD, being introduced into newly built churches by architects of that era. The beautifully designed glass told stories from the bible and soon began to be known as the poor man’s bible. During the 16th Century there was much destruction to churches due to religious upset which, led to a need for restoration of stained glass windows. During the 18th century the use of colored windows was no longer fashionable so there was no longer a great demand for glass art. Specialists within this field started to focus on restoring glass in churches and grand homes.
In the 1800’s stained glass came back into fashion with the influence of Tiffany glass, bold colors used on flat areas and heavily lined. It wasn’t until the 1900’s that colored glass windows were being used again by architects worldwide. Many people enjoy the aesthetic of these windows, which flood an interior space with multicolored light and serve an ornamental function, and formal buildings sometimes include stained glass accents. The intent behind them is not concentrated on the admission of light; it is to enhance a space, tell a story, or awe the observer.