Stained glass windows are a complex mosaic of colored glass joined into an intricate pattern. With richly colored glasses and intricate cuts one can achieve a wide range of translucent pictures and visual effects.
The origins of the of the art of stained glass windows are lost in time and probably began before recorded history, when humans discovered and learned how to make glass and add color to it by adding metallic salts and oxides.
Today, Stained glass is all around us. It is a fashionable addition to residences, public buildings, churches and synagogues. New homes are frequently embellished with spectacular beveled glass entryways and Tiffany style lampshades. Decorative panels are hanging in a sunny window and marvelous patterns of glass art adorn tables, shelves, and walls. This imaginative form of art can really bring life and character to our homes, offices and places of worship.
Glass art is a way to create a pure atmosphere of light and color, an ambiance inspiring a contemplative state of mind through the transformation of the ordinary into the mystical. That is why medieval craftsmen were more interested in illustrating an idea rather than creating natural or realistic images with this form of art.
Article Contributed by Glass Art Nouveau - Website of Stained Glass Artist Pele` Moshe` Cohen. Based in Beverly Hills, CA , Pele` Moshe` has Been creating magnificent works of glass art for windows, doors and skylights since 2000, and has created stained glass windows for customers in the USA and around the world.
Working with Architects, Interior Designers and Contractors, he creates exquisite windows in various themes and sizes for homes, buildings, and Synagogues. Each window is custom handcrafted for his customers’ requirements.
Specializing in various forms of glass art, such as beveled glass windows, stained glass and glass fusing, His techniques incorporate traditional methods of stained glass (very similar to that of Artisans of the past) with modern innovations and technologies.
His works feature a unique abstract style and have been called “modern masterpieces.” Every custom window is an original one-of-a-kind that will add beauty, life and creativity to the home of someone who truly values original art.