Stained glass

I was in Europe earlier this month, adding to the list of Gothic cathedrals I’ve visited. I like the stained glass windows the best. Here is a small sample: a window from Chartres, a detail from Bourges, and a single pane from Bern:

You’ll notice I especially like the hell or judgment themed ones. Most windows are more pedestrian; I like more of an element of the fantastic. And even if hell, devils, and the day of judgment are damnable doctrines, they’re pretty good for fantastic and fearsome art.

About Taner Edis

Professor of physics at Truman State University

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03034292023591747601 PersonalFailure

    What I miss about Catholicism is the stained glass and the ceremony and the incense, but mostly the stained glass.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06394155516712665665 CyberKitten

    Catholic churches rock!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06803272307118921767 Sleeprunning

    …catholick churches were tools of control and subjugation…fear is the main marketing tool of the religion…y pretend otherwise?


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