That one morning, you finally discover the City of Architecture and Heritage, overlooking the famous gardens of Trocadero. You shuffle yourself between the admirers of the Iron Lady, ‘La Dame de Fer’ to rush with excitement into the city, to discover its expositions on the stained glass windows.The event today proposes to you a trip around the creative abundance of the contemporary stain glassed windows from after the war, of 1945 during our days. You discover here different works by artists who earned the noble job of replacing the windows that were destroyed or damaged during the war under the will of the public or private institutions.
The traditional windows that you were used to seeing lie beneath a completely different form: Modern, lively, surprising but all in all, elaborated. You wander amongst 130 unique works realised by a large amount of recognised artists: Alberola, Belzère, Benzaken, Buraglio, Castro, Chagall, Collin- Thiebault, Kim En Joong, Ettl, Garouste, Guérin, Manessier, Matisse, Morris, Nemours, Rabinowitch, Raysse, Raynaud, Rouan, Rouault, Soulages, Viallat, Zembok, as well as glass works by creative painters such as Fleury, Mauret, Rousvoal.
France is the richest country in the world when it comes to stained glass. It is omnipresent in our monuments and brings a typical ambiance to the space it looks into. The evolution of the church towards the contemporary universe in the 50s’ has permitted the artists to reinvent themselves, to grow stained glass art over the established limits.
The exposition presents itself as bold. It permits you, for the first time, to have the pieces at eye level, allowing you to appreciate the finesse of the work. It is another facet of stained glass that you discover with delight, permitting you to reconsider this traditional art under a new day, still unknown. Partager sur Facebook