TVGW Tours by Nexa - VENICE: Stained-Glass Windows

TVGW Tours by Nexa - VENICE: Stained-Glass Windows

The TVGW Tours by Nexa for Sunday 12 September will feature stained-glass windows, a very ancient process - the first evidence of Venetian stained-glass production dates back to the thirteenth century - that uses tiles of Murano glass, assembled and held together by lead cames, to produce figures, drawings and images.

One of the protagonists of this process has his workshop in the heart of Venice. He is a creator of stained glass and an extraordinary interpreter of the combination of glass and metals. Marco expresses himself with glass, stained-glass windows and their techniques, from the oldest ones such as leaded panels or the use of grisaille - a type of painting that 'bleaches' the glass to create volume; to the Tiffany technique, which eliminates lead in favour of tin by applying a thin strip of copper foil on the cut glass, to give greater definition and elegance to the final work. 

Are you interested in visiting the stained glass workshop with our guide to witness the work of those who have combined their skills with those of the great craftsmen of the past to restore some very precious stained glass windows, such as those in the Doge's Palace and Palladio's Church of the Redeemer?

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