Grote of Sint-Martinuskerk, Venlo: Altar

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 31 May 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The carved reredos (the upper part of the whole altar) of Martinus, designed by chaplain Jozef Windhausen and executed in the studio of Ferdinand Langenberg 1898-1901 in Neo-Gothic style, shows various scenes from the life of the Christ. In the predella portraits of Jesus (middle) and the four evangelists.

Happy Pentecost, folks! :-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is the kind of religious artwork that fascinates me!

31 May 2009 8:11am

@Japanalia: Given the complete well-illuminated setting in this nave, I can't but remark that this church has a beautiful atmosphere.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Stunning!

31 May 2009 12:55pm

@Jen: Like it? :-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Looking at this I'm always astonished how the colour of gold is the prime colour of Roman Catholic churches.

1 Jun 2009 2:39am

@JoeB: With Platinum it would look rather modest...

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

very lovely!

1 Jun 2009 12:25pm

@dj.tigersprout: And very effectively illuminated. Usually something I only know from Italian churches.

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This looks a beautiful set of panels and must be a source of wonder to see in reality. You have given this great presence . .

1 Jun 2009 5:44pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks a lot, but this was a really easy one, as the lighting was excellent!

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Great!

2 Jun 2009 11:37am

@Eleftheria: Yes, that's a really fine one, comparable to this one (also 100 years old) or this one (much older).

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nice detail.

8 Jun 2009 5:10pm

@Twelvebit: Illumination is everything.

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