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Stained-glass Window, by Süddeutscher Glasmaler Enlarge

Transparent stained-glass window
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Did You Know? (Colored Stained glasses)

During the 11th century, Cistercian monks were forbidden from making colored stained-glass windows, which, according to some, drove people to admire more the beauty of the churches than their sacred character. Far from losing heart, they elaborated instead an entirely transparent art, remarkable for its decorative effects and complex patterns.

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