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A Study of the Contemporary Portuguese Stained Glass: Artists and Works

The qualities of glass as transparency, translucence, brightness and versatility for the various applications, practical and aesthetics make this material indispensable for the artistic creation with a close connection with architecture. In an historical approach this paper will succinctly study the tradition and charisma of this light material, giving special credit to the stained glass, demonstrate the emerge of this Art in the relation with architecture, concerning the Portuguese contemporary panorama. Portugal has a history regarding contemporary stained glass that is unknown. In the 20th century we assist to an interest and development in this art, as many recognized Portuguese artist, painters and sculptures contribute to this mural art, conceiving cartoons and maquettes that would be produce in glass studios, some of them in Portugal, in a close relationship between artists and craftsmen. Born in association with architecture, stained glass is much more than a simple decoration of space, it is an integral part of the architectural building. This paper will focus on the production of stained glass in Portugal, showing some significant examples of works produced by Portuguese renowned artists. Colorful windows with grisailles paintings in an association between color and light will be presented, and also the changes that happen during the 20th and 21st centuries, clarifying the state of Portuguese stained glass.

Stained Glass, Portuguese Artists, Case Studies, Glass and Architecture

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Teresa Almeida. (2021). A Study of the Contemporary Portuguese Stained Glass: Artists and Works. International Journal of Architecture, Arts and Applications, 7(2), 24-32. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijaaa.20210702.11

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Teresa Almeida. A Study of the Contemporary Portuguese Stained Glass: Artists and Works. Int. J. Archit. Arts Appl. 2021, 7(2), 24-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20210702.11

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Teresa Almeida. A Study of the Contemporary Portuguese Stained Glass: Artists and Works. Int J Archit Arts Appl. 2021;7(2):24-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaaa.20210702.11

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