Stained Glass Window With Grotesque
Working phases for the creation of a leaded stained glass with decorations in the grotesque style.
Grotesque is a painting style that dates back to Roman times, and is distinguished by imaginative figures that create frames and arabesque geometric effects.
The name grotesque comes from grotte (meaning caves) and refers to the painted caves found on the Opium Hill (colle oppio) discovered in Rome, that were actually the ceilings frescoes of the Domus Aurea, Emperor Nero’s private villa. Whilst the modern meaning of the word has connotations of ugly, the Grotesque window here, is certainly quite the opposite.
Because Grotesque is characterised by very bright colours it was be challenge to achieve the same intensity with layers of glass enamels, but we are pleased to present the results below.
With a thin brush I apply the lines in to the intricate grotesque figures and the center piece depicting the view of the city of Orvieto in Italy