Stained Glass Windows That Tell A Story

Stained Glass Windows That Tell A Story

We’ve always appreciated windows for the world they show us on the outside but stained glass windows have been used throughout history to tell stories as self-contained works of art. 

The use of stained glass windows goes all the way back to the 7th century.  During the Middle Ages, it was used to depict biblical scenes to help educate the population.

Stained glass windows then peaked in popularity during the Romanesque and early Gothic periods, as stained glass continued to be used to create vivid and intricate illustrations of the Bible in great cathedrals and churches. 

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Stained glass windows often featured narrative scenes, providing valuable insights into the medieval world. The style of stained glass windows evolved, shifting from the Gothic style to a more classical one in the 15th century. This change led to the use of paler colors and larger figures in the windows.

By the 20th century, stained glass windows continued to be used as a means of storytelling, with artists such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse creating works that pushed the boundaries of the medium. 

Having served as a means of education, inspiration, and decoration for centuries, these beautiful and intricate works of art can exist in your home today.  

Light As Art

The distinctive look of stained window glass is awe-inspiring. Handcrafted by talented artists who use lead to fuse many individual pieces of colored glass, they create intricate designs that add visual interest from the inside as light pours in. 

Taking inspiration from these early works of art, ProVia’s Art Glass windows were created to elevate your home’s curb appeal with a custom exterior accent. 

A Kaleidoscope of Color 

With a variety of beautiful designs, resin bead colors and color palettes to choose from, Art Glass helps homeowners infuse their personality into their home design.

We invite you to personalize your door and window glass designs and lean on your natural curiosity to delve into the process of making stained glass windows. It all begins with a design used as a template for the glass pieces that will be cut and assembled.

Choose from a variety of color options and tools to help you pick the perfect design for your doors and windows. The company uses state-of-the-art technology to match any custom color the homeowner chooses. Explore your options here. 

The glass pieces are cut according to the design, ensuring that they fit together perfectly when assembled. The cut glass pieces are then assembled using lead strips, which hold the glass together and form the outline of the design. 

In some cases, the glass may be painted with vitreous enamel colors, which are fired onto the surface of the glass. This process allows for more intricate designs and a wider range of colors.

Once the stained glass window is complete, we expertly install it in the door or window frame, adding beauty and privacy to your home. 

Stained glass windows have been admired for their utility and beauty throughout history and now you can bring this timeless art form into your home, adding a touch of elegance and charm to your living space. 

In addition to the esthetic appeal, stained glass windows can provide privacy without blocking out natural light, making them an ideal choice for windows in bathrooms, bedrooms, or other areas where privacy is crucial. 

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