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The illusion of Depth in Stained Glass: Exposed to the light
Glass Patterns Quartely: Glass Art. (2011)
  • Robert N Oddy, Syracuse University
Abstract
Stained glass artwork often looks flat. Of course, most stained glass panels are flat. What I mean is that the objects depicted look flat. In my own work, I have given a lot of attention to creating the illusion of depth. What is depth? It refers to the spacial dimension that recedes directly away from our eyes into the distance. If a picture has depth, we see some of its elements as solid objects; some appear closer than others; we are aware of foreground, middle distance and background.
Keywords
  • Stained glass,
  • art,
  • stained glass artwork.
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Publication Date
Summer 2011
Publisher Statement
The downloadable article is the final manuscript of the article, The illusion of Depth in Stained Glass: Exposed to the light published in Glass Patterns Quartely: Glass Art. All rights reserved to the author, Robert Oddy. The article is under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 Licenses
Citation Information
Robert N Oddy. "The illusion of Depth in Stained Glass: Exposed to the light" Glass Patterns Quartely: Glass Art. Iss. 222 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_oddy1/15/