Included are discussions of both monumental church windows
and smaller-scale stained-glass panels made for cloisters, civic buildings,
residences, and private chapels. The subjects of these rarely seen drawings and
panels range from religious topics to secular themes, including love, planets,
hunts, and battles.
Focusing on stained glass produced in Germany and
Switzerland from about 1495 to 1530, Painting
on Light includes drawings by Dürer, Holbein, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans
Baldung Grien, Jörg Breu the Elder, Hans Burgkmair, Urs Graf, Hans von
Kulmbach, Hans Leu the Younger, Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, Hans Schäufelein, Hans
Weiditz, and others. This informative book is published in conjunction with an
exhibition at the Getty Museum from July 11 through September 24, 2000, and
from November 7, 2000, to January 4, 2001, at the Saint Louis Art Museum.