Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or practice of producing designs in color on or in glass. In glass-painting (or glass-staining, as it is also called) two methods are chiefly employed: the enamel method, consisting in painting on the glass in colors, which are then burned into it;
- n. A painting upon glass; a surface of glass decorated in color by the use of stained glass or painting, or both.
“Glass painting held a peculiar position among artists and artisan techniques: Independent of the reputation of encaustic painting, it was frequently described as a lost art rediscovered in the eighteenth century. 47 Both the French Council of Commerce and the Society of Arts in London regularly received letters about recovered glass-painting techniques, and both were diligent about investigating presentations.”
“While Peckitt's manuscript includes several recipes for stains or glass-painting colors, there are no instructions for making pot colors. 5 Details of Peckitt's processes for that type of colored glass are therefore less certain.”
“I particularly enjoy crochet tho i have never got on with knitting! and i also do some glass-painting and card-making.”
“It is sufficient to compare the present window with others in the Cathedral, not excluding the productions of Mr. Wailes himself, to shew the great advance which the art of glass-painting has recently made, both in the richness of the colours employed and their arrangement -- the improvement arising, doubtless, from a more accurate study of the great masters of the middle ages.”
“When the designs and specimens of glass-painting for the windows of the House of”
“We may be certain that the glass was the best that could be obtained, for the abbey was wealthy, and glass-painting was then a living art.”
“Although Le Mans was one of the first places where windows made by the new process were used, yet it did not become the centre of work; the city of Chartres took the lead, and became the greatest of the schools of medieval glass-painting, and from it the art slowly made its way to Germany and England, keeping always its essentially French character.”
“In Paris Cousin continued his eminent career as a glass-painter, and his masterpiece, the windows of the Sainte-Chapelle in Vincennes, are considered the finest examples of glass-painting in all France.”
“Cousin began his long art-life in his native town with the study of glass-painting under Hympe and Grassot.”
“Frank himself, he recognized at once that Frank's work was practically the same as the ancient glass-painting the secret of which had been lost.”
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