Stained Glass- Medieval to Modern

Ref: C2345405

This course examines stained glass in English churches, cathedrals and other buildings, from the medieval period to the twenty-first century. We will consider key medieval schemes such as Fairford church (Glos), medieval glaziers such as Barnard Flower, the development of Renaissance glass, the seventeenth-century works Abraham and Bernard van Linge at Christ Church College at the University of Oxford), Gothic Revival glass (including William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites), Art Deco and Art Nouveau designs, John Piper, Marc Chagall, and contemporary glass artists. We will also examine key aspects of stained glass, such as glass production and colour, techniques, iconography, function, patronage, and style and design influences.

Course aim

The course aims to examine stained glass in English buildings from the medieval period to the present day.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify and interpret medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, twentieth-century and contemporary glass.
  • Use appropriate art historical terminology.
  • Understand colours and production processes of stained glass creation.
  • Identify the work of some of the key artists from the period.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No prior knowledge of stained glass is required.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Stained Glass- Medieval to Modern

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