Charles Rennie Mackintosh: His Work, His Legacy And His Inspiration
If you haven’t heard of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, you still would likely recognize his stylings. His influence is all around us in art and architecture today and characterized by his signature minimalistic style. He was a prolific designer, artist, architect and furniture builder who attended the Glasgow School and went on to become one of the most influential figures in stained glass art of his time to present day. His popular signature stained glass style includes the Mackintosh rose–easily one of his most popular motifs.
The Beauty Of Mackintosh Style Stained Glass
No one can pinpoint exactly where Mackintosh’s style came from but we do know that the 1890s were a time of great learning and artistic expansion for him. It is around then that he traveled to Italy and then went on to continue his design education. While his style is very different than Italian works of the time, his use and attention to color and romantic Italian themes, like floral patterns show the impact this trip had on his work. However, one would characterize his work as that of modern for his time and is still progressive for today’ world. He was an incredibly influential designer and some people call him the founder of the popular Art Nouveau movement.
The Timeless Mackintosh Rose In Stained Glass
The most commonly known and often used motifs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh are his signature roses. They are minimal but without sacrificing any beauty. Their wonderful natural curves and simplistic textures set them apart from other floral designs, along with is bold colors against clear glass. They are definitely one of the world’s most recognized stained glass motifs and the very picture of doing more with less.
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Mackintosh Style Stained Glass For Your Kansas City Home
While no studio today can claim to live up to Mackintosh’s design style, we at Stained Glass Kansas City, offer marvelous stained glass windows in the style of Charles Mackintosh which mimic the beauty of his original designs. Our work will leave you with a sense of vintage nostalgia, and will truly bring his style of work to life in your home. Mackintosh’s designs are definitely 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.
Contact us today to learn more about Mackintosh style glass to beautify your Kansas City home.