Medieval belief was that stained glass symbolized "divine light". This does make sense since stained glass is the only medium that is observed through refracted light. When we view paintings, photographs, sculptures or any other art for that matter, we observe through reflected light. This wonderful slideshow of stained glass in the North Shore area of Massachusetts, recently introduced by Wicked Local, shows how light transforms these translucent dramas. Photographed and produced by Robert Branch, this presentation is both refracted and divine.
The art of light inspires, and its play with color captivates. Light's transforming quality fascinates, especially when it is captured by gemstones and antique stained glass that glow from within...
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Al is skilled in the arts of goldsmithing, diamond setting and jewelry designing, and all of the jewelry here, except for mixed media, is Al's - - all meticulously done by Al, no outside assistance. Although there are a few collaborative designs with his wife Caroline, and there are her occasional oohs and ahs and what-if questions. Well, maybe a little more often than that! Most of the photography is done by Caroline, and she designs and handmakes mixed media art jewelry.
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Stained Glass Association of America
The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stained and Leaded Glass
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
Metropolitan Museum's Gallery devoted to the Works of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Corning Museum of Glass
Museum of Glass
The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion
The Blenko Museum
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