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Colour and Wonder: Stained Glass from Medieval to Modern Roger Rosewell FSA Tuesday 26 November 2019

STUDY DAY

26TH NOVEMBER 2019

ROGER ROSEWELL FSA

COLOUR AND WONDER: STAINED GLASS FROM MEDIEVAL TO MODERN

 

Roger Rosewell FSA, LRPS, is an art historian specializing in the decorative arts. He was educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. Roger is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the features editor of Vidimus and the award winning author of books about medieval wall paintings, stained glass, the cults of saints and life and art in medieval monasteries.

Part One-Medieval

This lecture explores stained glass from 700 AD to the religious reformations of the mid-sixteenth century..It explains how and why stained glass windows were made and by whom. It examines changing designs, techniques and artistic styles. Apart from featuring magnificent windows in great cathedrals the lecture will also show examples from local churches.

Part Two-Medieval to Modern

This second lecture begins with the reign of Elizabeth the First and finishes with the final years of Queen Victoria. It ranges from the extremes of deliberate destruction during the civil war to factory-like production of windows in the late 19th century. Along the way he describes the use of enamel paints, the popularity of sundial windows and the importation of foreign glass into English churches. Pugin, Kempe and William Morris are among the artists whose work will be shown and discussed. Windows from local churches will also be featured.

Part Three-Modern and Beyond

The final lecture traces the rise of arts and craft studios and the introduction of modernist ideas into stained glass. As before, windows from local churches will be shown. The Lecture will introduce the work of early twentieth-century artists such as Christopher Whall, Mary Lowndes, Karl Parsons, Wilhelmina Geddes and key post-war figures such as John Piper, Marc Chagall and Tom Denny. The day will conclude with a discussion about contemporary windows and trends and what the future holds for stained glass.