Stained glass, art, stained glass artwork.
Art and Design
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.
Oddy, Robert N., "The illusion of Depth in Stained Glass: Exposed to the light" (2011). School of Information Studies: Faculty Scholarship. 161.