Document Type

Article

Date

July 2011

Keywords

Stained glass, art, stained glass artwork.

Disciplines

Art and Design

Description/Abstract

Stained glass artwork often looks flat. Of course, most stained glass panels are flat. What I mean is that the objects depicted look flat. In my own work, I have given a lot of attention to creating the illusion of depth. What is depth? It refers to the spacial dimension that recedes directly away from our eyes into the distance. If a picture has depth, we see some of its elements as solid objects; some appear closer than others; we are aware of foreground, middle distance and background.

Additional Information

The downloadable article is the final manuscript of the article, The illusion of Depth in Stained Glass: Exposed to the light published in Glass Patterns Quartely: Glass Art. All rights reserved to the author, Robert Oddy. The article is under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Licenses

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