Art Nouveau glass

by Gunnar Wennerberg, Kosta Glassworks

Cased glass consists of two or more layers of differently coloured glass - thin layers which are superimposed on each other and then ground, to reveal the different colours underneath.

This way the artist can create a multi-coloured pattern. The technique, which the ancient Roman glass-blowers mastered to perfection, was also used in the Middle Ages for stained glass windows, and it was revived in the Art Nouveau period, in about 1900, when artists began harking back to earlier periods.

Picture: Art Nouveau glass by Gunnar Wennerberg,Kosta Glassworks, about 1900

Art Nouveau glass by Gunnar Wennerberg, Kosta Glassworks, about 1900


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