Allegory of Art
Stephen Adam (1848-1910)
This window is a significant departure from earlier nineteenth-century Some of the grand houses in Glasgow’s west end Devonshire Gardens contain glass by Stephen Adam. Here he maintains his Neoclassical style of figure drawing in a series of allegorical figures representing the arts and sciences. Once again, backgrounds of dark glass are used to great effect to highlight foreground figures. A striking example is his Allegory of Art window, where a pensive, golden-haired child is set almost photographically against a black background, itself contrasting with rich blue glass and red flowers.
Photograph by Iain B. Galbraith
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