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    Staining Stained Glass

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    signed up to take Stained Glass, I did not know what to expect. I had a vague idea that maybe we would make some glass and solder it together to create a window. I thought it would be an simplistic quick process, but I soon learned that my assumptions were wrong. After finishing my heart, I started to realize that Stained Glass is a very serious and complex artform. However, I did not fully realize the amount of dedication and hard work required to create this art until finishing my first window. Every step of the process pushed me to work, patience ….. I have grown to appreciate and love Stained Glass. There are numerous and very labor intensive steps to create a glass window, much more than I first anticipated. The first step in the window process may seem like the most simplistic, but it is crucial to the outcome of the window, picking a design. When glancing through the…

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    the windows from the outside. During Gothic period and the Renaissance the stained glass windows was one of the best technique in Gothic Cathedrals. It has the most beautiful and inspiring stained glass windows that tell biblical stories from The Holy Bible. In the medieval century, Gothic Cathedrals had unique stained glass windows that were high above to allow light to shine through and make the features come to life. By understanding the fundamentals of the…

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    Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the most prominent architects in the twentieth century, was very influential in the field of stained glass windows. He designed over 160 buildings containing many stained glass windows, of which almost 100 were built, which amounts to around 4,000 windows in total. Many of Wright’s houses had many windows, including the Dana and Martin houses with around 200, and the Little house with around 300. Wright also developed new styles of stained glass windows, including…

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    Describe: Stained glass windows are colored glass crafted and arranged to form patterns or pictures and often have painted details and a yellow stain. Stained glass windows are a traditional form of painting that began over 1000 years ago and are essentially made the same way today. The earliest form of stained glass windows originate in Europe, 6th century, and have adorned churches for hundreds of years being used to aid in devotion and to instruct (O 'Doherty, 2010). They are especially…

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    Ticket To Heaven

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    light to come into the building. In Gothic cathedrals, light was used as a building material. The walls of cathedrals were no longer made from stone, but from glass. Stained glass windows were intended for an illiterate audience. The message of the North Rose window at Chartres Cathedral in France is conveyed through intricate colors, symbols, and figures in panes of glass, the circular pattern, and the sacred mathematical code hidden within, which come together to reveal a biblical story…

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    Even today the cathedral is continually being aesthetically improved. The Chartres has left a lasting impression on experimental and transitional architecture trough it’s structure, interior, and certainly exterior. The labyrinth still offers a sense of security and sculptures continue to stand together. The deep blue glass stained windows are still shining, strongly representing Mary and Jesus. And finally the Chartres continues to be the perfect cathedral to feel warm in and allow oneself to…

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    which he is preparing to carry to heaven. The sculpture depicted a sign of the growing concern for human emotion through the depressed expressions on the face of the fifteen mourners around Mary's deathbed. The devotion to the Virgin Mary grew regularly during the Gothic period, one of the fascinating sculptural features of Gothic cathedrals was the use of gargoyles,grotesque flying monsters that project out from the upper portions of the huge churches that were used as rain spouts, intend to…

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    Gothic Cathedrals

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    Step inside anyone of the numerous Gothic cathedrals and instantly awash of transcendence is invoked. Elaborate ribbed vaulted ceilings instill a sense of awe, wonder, and obedience to the divine order. The warmth of God’s divine light illuminates the stone vaults and decorated domes of the cathedrals as it pours through stain glass windows. The aesthetically pleasing bare bones are purposely left apparent in the construction of Gothic style buildings. Additionally, in the comprising of…

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    Middle Ages The period of history from the fall of Rome to the Renaissance, people do not know whether to call it the Dark Ages or the Middle Ages. This period of time should be called the Middle Ages. This period should be known as the Middle Ages because feudalism, a unique and useful form of social organization, was created during this time. Each social class did something and got something in return. According to the illustration by Stanley M. Burstein and Richard Shek, “Peasants worked…

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    First Christian Church

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    in the 19th century achieved compatibility with highly artistic designs and sophisticated functionality. St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan Island is one of the best known 19th century’s gothic style churches completed in 1879. The building employs the gothic revival style which literally sought the revival of medieval gothic design started in the 12th century France. Common characteristics of this style, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, are “complex and irregular shapes, steeply pitched…

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