The artistry of this window derives from the contrast between the silvery effect of the grisaille decoration and the radiant colors of the bosses and borders. In addition, the graceful overlay of strapwork on spiraling vines with stylized leaves is enhanced by the bold outline of forms and the dense hatching of the backgrounds.
The windows in the choir chapel at Sées originally consisted of “band windows,” with colored figural glass in the central zones and grisaille panels above and below. The upper and lower panels are modern.
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