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A Stunning 20th Century Church Stained Glass Masterpiece

hile the popularity of stained glass spans centuries, in the last 100 years there has been a resurgence of interest and application of stained glass on homes and churches worldwide. Additionally, even the best stained glass windows, especially in ancient cathedrals, need to be replaced. These two factors open the door for new emerging artists to come into their own and prove themselves masters of their craft. One such church is Grossmünster in Zurich, Switzerland and one such artist is Sigmar Polke.
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Sigmar Polke is an acclaimed German painter and photographer. Throughout his career, he is known to have experimented with a variety of materials, styles and subject matter. In the case of Grossmünster church, he used a particularly unique style which appears to be almost a mix of Abstract and Art Nouveau. Material wise, he made the very smart decision to use cross-sections of semi-precious stones, giving the windows a sparkling gem-like quality when hit by the light. All together Sigmar Polke created 13 stained glass windows for the cathedral in Grossmünster church with styles ranging from purely abstract to figurative. As you can see, and as it is widely agreed, the results are stunning.

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At Scottish Stained glass, stained glass is our passion. We love what we do and it shows in the quality of work. Over the past 20 years, we have created thousands of masterpieces for homes, churches, cathedrals, mosques and more. We are able to create and fit nearly any window perfectly with stained, leaded, frosted or beveled glass. We also have numerous locations countrywide and will be happy to give you a free quote. Contact us today for more information and to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts.

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