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Beautiful Examples of Stained Glass Throughout Europe

On 08, Apr 2019 | No Comments | In Aggrigate, Custom Stained Glass | By Martin Faith

Stained glass enthusiasts and art lovers often journey to Europe to find beautiful examples of historic stained glass. Since Europe is the birthplace for stained glass, some of the oldest, existing stained glass is still located there. These historic examples are often housed throughout churches and other houses of worship. For stained glass artisans, we often look to these historical works to discover inspiration and artistic movement. One of our favorite European examples of stained glass is the antique stained glass found in Sainte-Chapelle.

Sainte-Chapelle Stained Glass Features for Inspiration

When you first walk into Saint-Chapelle in Paris, France, you’ll be stunned by the immensity in size of their stained glass windows. With 15 stained glass windows that are each about 50 feet tall, the building looks almost like it is completely built out of glass with little to no structural components. Its mesmerizing intensity offers 1113 individual stained glass components that each depict a different scene from the Old and New Testament. These historical depictions deliver biblical messaging as well as events that are historical to France. The stained glass features are so colorful and filled with purples, blues, and reds that make each piece really stunning and eye-catching. As the light hits these stained glass windows, the interior of this church glows with prisms of color and light.

Stained Glass Inspiration for Your Austin Custom Stained Glass Project

For churches and houses of worship looking for custom stained glass, finding inspiration from historic churches can play homage while playing a modern twist. Custom religious stained glass gives the opportunity to really showcase what’s important to your congregation members and church while making each service that much more impactful. Taking inspiration from Sainte-Chapelle can actually attract new congregation members.

For more information regarding custom stained glass for your Austin church, please contact us!

Martin Faith is a talented artisan, businessman, and collector of rare and antique stained glass windows. After moving to the United States from Scotland, Martin opened up his own studio which produces custom, handmade stained glass. He and his team have produced over 50,000 stained and leaded glass windows for over 12,000 customers of various styles including Art Noveau, Art Deco, Mission, Prairie, Greene & Greene, contemporary, and beveled glass. Martin's areas of expertise range widely and include historic glass preservation, religious stained glass, and restoration. His work adorns the walls of homes, businesses, and churches all throughout the city of Austin and the surrounding area.

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