Image from page 299 of "Handbook of ornament; a grammar of art, industrial and architectural designing in all its branches, for practical as well as theoretical use" (1900)
Authors: Meyer, Franz Sales, 1849-
Publisher: New York, B. Hessling
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
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Plate 174. The Circle Diaper, &c. EEPEATING ORNAMENT. 285
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The Circle Diaper, &c. Plate 175. 286 The Circle Diaper, &c — Various Diapers. 12th centuries, painting begins, followed by Glass-painting strictlyso-called, the design being outlined in brown paint; flashed glass, &c.followed later. After passing through a period of decadence; and almost vanishingduring the last two centuries; Glass-painting has, of late years, againbecome the object of great attention, and especially that branch which,leaving strict painting on one side, produces its most striking effectswith coloured glass and leaden cames. The vigorous outlines,produced by the lead-setting, enhance the brilliancy of the- colours,and prevent the impleasant optical effect produced by the blending ofcontiguous tints. We have here to deal only with the ornamental decoration olsnrfaces by painting or mosaic. The best examples are to be foundin the transition period from the Romanesque to the Gothic style inthe churches of Germany, France, and England, the three countriesw
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