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Church window at the ‘Grosses Münster’ in Zurich, Switzerland by Sigmar Polke, 2010

The technique goes back to early years of church windows when artists (craftsmen?) used thin transparent cuts of minerals to make windows.
I’ll try to find out more about this colorful window; There is another similar one above the church entry (just a half circle in shape, but more colorful).

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MarieJo, a passionate self-taught photographer

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  • John Holding
    John Holdingabout 3 years ago

    Very nice MarieJo, can you name all of the rocks?

  • no, but if you are interested click on the link in the comment to WonderlandGlass ;)

    – bubblehex08

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 3 years ago

    A beautiful find, indeed! I have been using agate slices in my stained glass works for nearly forty years but have never made an entire set of panels from them. Thank you for sharing this beautiful Peace;-}

  • Thanks for your interest and great comment;
    I found an english text about Sigmar Polke and his windows at the Grossmünster in Zürich. Maybe it can help explain his technique read here

    As I also learned now, he was a photographer as well as a painter. These windows were his last work, he died in 2010.

    – bubblehex08

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for the info, Marie Jo. It explains the lack of rebar in the design patterns, usually necessary every 12-24 inches of space to help prevent the weight of the glass (or stones) from pulling the panels apart. Tres jolie, indeed! truly stunning Peace;-}

  • I wanted to correct my title, you are right it should be ‘agate’ but there is a server problem on RB ;-)

    – bubblehex08

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterabout 3 years ago

    Great find & capture!

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 3 years ago

    Marie Jo, I was not aware that there was a problem with the title… I considered it ‘artistic license’ or a local spelling, perhaps. I , again, thank you for sharing this wondrous work and the link to info on the artist who created it. Fascinating!!!! You have a knack for finding the extraordinary and a gift for sharing. Thank you. Peace;-}

  • Anthony Ogle
    Anthony Ogleabout 3 years ago

    Extraordinary. Fabulous. Beautiful. I had no idea this sort of thing existed. Sincere thanks for sharing it with us

  • I’m glad about your great interest! I’ll upload the second window right now, the one above the entry.

    – bubblehex08

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    stunning color !!!

  • Anthony Ogle
    Anthony Ogleabout 3 years ago

  • thanks to the lovely group and its hosts!

    – bubblehex08

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesabout 3 years ago

    wow what a FABulous combination , i love stained glass & stones , so this is perfect!!!!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Fascinating window, beautifully captured!

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