By Barbara Butts
The names Albrecht Dürer and Hans Holbein the more youthful evoke the excellent accomplishments of Renaissance panel portray and printmaking, yet they might not summon pictures of stained glass. however, Dürer, Holbein, and their southern German and Swiss contemporaries designed one of the most greatest works within the background of the medium. This lavish quantity is a complete survey of the contribution to stained glass made through those terribly proficient draftsmen and the both proficient painters who rendered their compositions in glass.
Included are discussions of either huge church home windows and smaller-scale stained-glass panels made for cloisters, civic structures, apartments, and personal chapels. the themes of those not often obvious drawings and panels diversity from spiritual issues to secular issues, together with love, planets, hunts, and battles.
Focusing on stained glass produced in Germany and Switzerland from approximately 1495 to 1530, portray on mild comprises drawings via Dürer, Holbein, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Baldung Grien, Jörg Breu the Elder, Hans Burgkmair, Urs Graf, Hans von Kulmbach, Hans Leu the more youthful, Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, Hans Schäufelein, Hans Weiditz, and others. This informative ebook is released along side an exhibition on the Getty Museum from July eleven via September 24, 2000, and from November 7, 2000, to January four, 2001, on the Saint Louis paintings Museum.