Luz no Êxtase: Vitrais e Vitralistas no Brasil
Light on Ecstasy: Brazil’s Stained Glass Windows and Artists

Eucatex Library of Brazilian Culture
Biblioteca Eucatex de Cultura Brasileira

Dorea Books and Art publishing company, 1994

Ancestor of comic books, books illustrated with prints and illuminated text, photography and cinema, stained glass work demonstrated men's imagination, and it's hability to work around problems. It served to narrate the most different stories to illiterate peoples, to affirm God's grandiosity, or that of Kings and Emperors, to spread the teachings of the Old and New Testaments, to tell the epics of Saints and to reinforce faith. Distant relative to the Northeastern Cordel storytellers in Brazil - although full of the same spirit - which narrate their stories through woodcut prints spread out in panels.
Luiz Inácio de Loyola Brandão
"Light on Ecstasy" deals with an art form rarely seen nowadays: the stained glass. Touching on artworks ranging from the primordial stained glass in the Capela Dourada, (Recife, BR), to the work of Marianne Peretti, the book explores the historical, technical and aesthetic dimension of an important Brazilian artistic practice.
Dom Bosco Church in Brasília, Brazil. Stained glass work designed by Brazilian architect Cláudio Naves and made in Brazil by Belgian artist Hubert Van Doorne
Stained Glass artist Lorenz Heilmar
Stained glass work by Marianne Peretti: 1st picture, the work Pasiphae (1977), located at the Chamber of Deputies in Brasília, Brazil; 2nd picture shows the stained glass work at the Juscelino Kubitschek Memorial, Brasília.
Marianne Peretti's stained glass work decorates the roof of the Cathedral of Brasília (Metropolitan Cathedral of Nosssa Senhora Aparecida), built from 1958 to 1970.
Artist Marianne Peretti photographed in 1980.
O Lago e os Peixes (1978), artwork by Marianne Peretti permanently on display at the Senate Museum
Araguaia (1977), tempered glass panel by Marianne Peretti, on display at the National Congress building in Brasília.
Stained glass artist Conrado Sorgenicht Filho (1902-1994)
Armando Álvares Penteado College stained glass windows made by Casa Conrado in 1960, São Paulo, Brazil.
View of seven out of twenty six stained glass panels made by artist Lorenz Heilmar for the Caixa Econômica Federal of Brasília in 1978. On the image below, one of the works which compose the 26-piece set.
Detail from a stained glass window made by unknown artist(s), in the building of the then Brazilian Institute of Cultural Heritage (IBPC), which today houses the IPHAN (National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage), in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Stained glass window at the Campo das Princesas Palace, in Recife, Brazil, signed Formenti & Cia. Rio
Stained glass artist Omar Guedes
On the two previous images: São Bento Monastery Chapel, São Paulo, Brazil. German stained glass windows imported from Munich, Germany, created by Adalbert Gresnigt in 1913

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