We’ve been busy here at Coriander Stained Glass completing and installing our latest projects. Be sure to check back soon for our latest pictures, including the completed job for the beautiful hand painted pieces we posted about earlier this month.
We’ll also be filming the open ceremony of the Children’s Memorial Garden at West Middlesex Cemetery in the coming weeks, which will complete our series of videos on the Peter Pan project.
We’ve been keeping an eye out on the latest art exhibitions showing in London, and sadly the Royal Collection’s da Vinci exhibition is only showing for one more week. If you don’t have time to make a visit, we’ve got our eye on another great exhibition, at the Tate Britain.
The exhibition “Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde” is showing until 13th January 2013.
The Pre-Raphaelites were considered to be the first avant-garde movement in art, “combining rebellion, beauty, scientific precision and imaginative grandeur.” The exhibition shows 150 works in a variety of media, with both well known works alongside rarely seen masterpieces.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a Victorian lead light, this exhibition is a great place to find it.
Our in house artist, Margaret, can lovingly recreate paintings from any work of your choice, and if you’re interested in all things Victorian, why not take a look at our Victorian gallery for ideas and inspiration on traditional Victorian lead lights.
Here at Coriander Stained Glass we’re always looking for new sources of inspiration. Whether it’s visiting galleries, churches, or simply just drawing inspiration from nature for a more William Morris inspired lead light, we’ve always got our eyes open.
Naturally, we’re eager to make a visit to the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition; Anatomist at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, before the exhibition ends on the 7th October.
It is the largest exhibition ever of da Vinci’s studies of the human body, and also includes detailed bone diagrams of animal parts such as horse and bear. Da Vinci’s formal training in anatomy began with his apprenticeship to Andrea del Verrocchio who insisted that all his pupils learn anatomy. Da Vinci was then given permission to dissect human corpses at hospitals in Florence, Milan and Rome. He later went on to make over 200 pages of drawings on the subject of anatomy.
As one of the greatest Renaissance artists, da Vinci is best known for works such as the Mona Lisa, which can be found today in the Louvre, Paris.
To us, the most fascinating of da Vinci’s works are his journals and notes, which give insight to his perceptions of life and it’s details at the time. An enormous range of interests is displayed in his notes, and they are now on display in several major collections across the world – including England’s very own Windsor Castle and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
If you are passionate about art and love da Vinci’s drawings, why not consider a lead light based on one of his drawings for your home? It would make a fantastic feature piece between two rooms, or if you have high ceilings or a high stairway with a feature window it would catch the light beautifully.
In the next few days we will be adding pictures of some of our recent lead light work, hand painted by our in house artist, Margaret, who painstakingly and lovingly hand draws and paints each of our bespoke lead lights.
Please take a look at our gallery pages for more inspiration or contact us for more information.