Monday, August 13, 2018

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 9

The Best of the World's Most Famous Stained Glass Windows

The Best of the World's Most Famous Stained Glass Windows

If you love stained glass windows as much as you do, then you're going to love this collection of some of the most famous stained glass windows from all over the world. Is your favorite installation on our list? Check out the article and see!

Stained glass windows are among some of the most beautiful man-made items to look upon. The level of craftsmanship and the amount of time and effort that goes into making them only add to the grandeur.

If you feel this way every time you check out stained glass, you are certainly not alone.
However, you know that not all glass is created equal, and that some hold more value than others - even to the point of being famous.
Where are these famously stained glass windows, you ask? We wanted to know, too - and put together a small list of some of the world's most famous stained windows ever created.

The Most Well-known Stained Glass Windows Ever Created

Here are just a few of the most marvelous stained windows in existence today. Check out the list and see what you think.


The Saint-Chapelle of Paris has some of the finest and longest standing examples of stained glass done right.
Labeled "The jewel of the Rayonnant Gothic period", the Sainte-Chapelle was built in the 13th century under the rule of King Louis IX. It was initially intended to house valuables and precious relics but became a relic itself in its design.
It holds a collection of 15 windows measuring almost 50 feet high. Each of the windows depicts a scene from the Bible in bright, gem-like colors and an impressive attention to detail.

The Skylight at the Palau de la Musica Catalana

The Skylight is located in Barcelona, Spain, and is truly a unique work of art and a rare example of telling a story through staining and shape.
It was originally intended to represent the sun and the sky (hence the name) and they did this not only through the staining but also through sculpting, creating a bulbous three-dimensional masterpiece.
The stains themselves depict an array of colors, starting from blue at the very top of the ceiling and flowing down into a yellow-red hue as they reach the tip of the bulb. The

King's College Chapel

There are few places where you will find such a beautiful selection of narrative windows as you would at King's College Chapel.
This chapel was erected during the 15th and 16th centuries at the University of Cambridge's King's College, and boasts many marvels such as numerous sculptures and a painting by Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens.
However, the narrative windows steal the limelight. Some of the panes depict scenes from the Gospels, while others depict scenes of royalty. All scenes are delivered in vibrant colors for the word to enjoy.

Share in the Beauty of Stained Windows

Think you've seen all of the best stained glass windows the world has to offer? Well, think again.
Our site is the place to go to learn all about stained windows. We know what it takes to create the various intricate patterns and where to spot the finest examples of work - and we bring the facts straight to you.

Check us out to find out all that we have to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

That's all for now!  May sunshine fill your day!

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