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Friday, September 26, 2014

ROSE WINDOW - Glory of Gothic Cathedrals

In these Windows the colours are luscious shades of rich reds and deep blues, yellows and greens in smaller quantity. The pieces of coloured glass are very small and when viewed from a distance the difference between the colours is lost, the whole becomes a purple of wonderful richness. Details were painted in brown enamel with the glass. The figures always small in the early 12th Century glass -were used in a series of medallions each one telling some sacred or legendary story usually taken from the scriptures and included scenes from the lives of Christ, the Saints and the Virgin Mary.
...... Read complete article in ITS SN No.67

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