Art of Light: German Renaissance Stained Glass

This event was held from 7 November 2007 to 17 February 2008

7 November 2007 - 17 February 2008

Sunley Room

Admission free

This exhibition brought together some of the finest examples of German stained glass from this period and put them next to a selection of National Gallery paintings, matching them up by period and region. It also featured some surviving examples of designs for stained glass.

The exhibition included an explanatory section on the making of stained glass, with tools and glass fragments on loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral.

By exploring differences and similarities in techniques and approach, and above all by highlighting the beauty and importance of glass as well as painting, this exhibition sought to open visitors' eyes to the lost worlds of Medieval and Renaissance Germany.

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Image above: Detail from German, 'Tobias and Sarah on their Wedding Night', about 1520. © V&A Images / Victoria & Albert Museum, London