Charles Rennie Mackintosh: His Work And Inspiration
Even if you haven’t studied any sort of art history or design you likely know about an artist named Charles Rennie Mackintosh by his signature minimalistic style. He was a prolific designer, artist, architect and furniture builder who attended the Glasgow School and was also one of the most influential figures in stained glass art of his time. Among many other accolades, he had a succinct style of furniture that set him apart from other designers of his day and even more so his one-of-a-kind signature style stained glass
Mackintosh Style Stained Glass
No one can exactly pinpoint where Mackintosh’s style came from but we do know that the 1890s were a decade of great learning and artistic expansion for him. Around this time he continued forward with his architectural training and traveled to Italy. While his style is very different than Italian works of the time, you can see a close attention to color and romantic Italian themes, like floral patterns in his work. However, one would characterize his work as that of progressively modern for his time and definitely with a spirit of romanticism. He was such an influential designer that one could call him the father of some of the most influential art deco style we see all around us on buildings and art today.
The Mackintosh Rose In Stained Glass
The most commonly known and often imitated motifs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are his signature roses. Their minimal but beautiful form, natural curves, and rich texture sets them apart, as well as his use of bold colors against clear glass. They are definitely one of the world’s most intriguing stained glass motifs and a picture of doing more with less.
Mackintosh Style Stained Glass For Your San Antonio Home
While no artist today can live up to Mackintosh’s signature style, we at Stained Glass San Antonio, offer marvelous stained glass windows in the style of Charles Mackintosh which is simply stunning. Our work will leave you with a sense of vintage nostalgia, as you see his work come to life in your home. Truly ahead of his time, Mackintosh’s designs are easy as relevant today as they were at the turn of the 20th century and beyond and will look amazing on any home old or new.
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