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Painting on Light

In the 1500s in Germany and Switzerland, the art of decorative stained glass rivaled oil painting in its importance and popularity. In the workshops that produced the glass, the work was divided between designers, who conceived and drew the images to be copied onto glass, and painters, who then applied the design to the glass window or panel. See how closely these finished stained-glass panels resemble their initial designs in this silent video.
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