stained glass window new york | The Art of Stained Glass Window

A stained glass window  new york is a decorative ornamental or thematic composition made of pieces of multi-colored glass that fills a window opening. The stained-glass window was widely used for the architectural design of Gothic temples. Later, coats of arms of cities in city halls and other public buildings began to be executed in the form of stained-glass windows. In imitation of this, the nobles began to draw up family coats of arms in the form of vitrage.

Upper Half of the Poor Bible Window, Canterbury Cathedral, UK
Upper Half of the Poor Bible Window, Canterbury Cathedral, UK

The art of stained glass window was developed in the Middle Ages and reached its greatest prosperity in the Renaissance. The word "vitrage" comes from the French "vitre" - window glass. In addition to multi-colored glass, glass dyed with paints was used. As paints, finely ground mixtures of metal oxides (copper, iron, etc.) with low-melting glass were widely used. The mixtures were mixed in water, wine or vegetable oil and applied in the form of gruel to glass. After drying, the painted glass was fired at a moderate temperature.

Stained-glass Windows in the Interior of the Apartment
Stained-glass Windows in the Interior of the Apartment

According to the description of the monk Theophilus in the XII century, stained-glass windows were made as follows. Pieces of colored glass cut in advance and well adjusted to each other were wrapped around the edges with strips of lead. The wrapped pieces were laid out on the table and fitted tightly one to the other, and then the lead jumpers were welded by solder from an alloy of tin and lead. Soldering was carried out on both sides.

Currently, the art of vitrage is starting to revive. For example, it is quite clearly manifested in the Baltic states.

Stained glass windows are true works of art that project history and creativity at the same time. You can usually see them in churches, museums but also in your apartment or home. 

It is as if you had paintings but this time it is through glass. There as the artist captures the motif or message he wants to convey to the viewer. There is a diversity of themes present in these beautiful works such as:

  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Religious
  • Geographical
  • Historical...

So forget the belief that stained glass is a thing of the past or that it only applies to religious structures. You can have stained glass windows with the motif of your choice. Glass panels with a landscape, your favorite flower, aquatic animals or simply different colors that will undoubtedly enhance the decoration of your space.

If you would like to have an artistic work of this style in your home or business premises Giovani Glass can help you. We are a company dedicated to the manufacture and installation of decorative and functional glass products in the New York area and all counties.
We have a specialized team that every day produces superior works that transform residential and commercial spaces that are 100% approved by our customers because we always make sure that the customer is more than satisfied.

As a summary, we can tell you that our products range from a simple glass or mirror accessory to large works such as complete structures. Of course everything that decorates at interior level: doors, windows, ceilings, floors...

We handle prices very well because our work is personalized, that is to say, adjusted to the budget of each person without losing beauty or quality. Contact us for more information and receive a free estimate.