Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 3 January 2010 in Art & Design.
Cuypers & Stolzenberg designed this beautiful altar in De Krijtberg. Further altars of this great church here and here.
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Oh,my! This is STUNNING! In the previous two postings the light was different...but here...everything looks glorious: light, colours and unequalled ART!This shot is, without doubt <Splendour in the New Year>!
3 Jan 2010 5:20am
@Japanalia: This church's style is one of a piece, I could spend days in it!
Love the detail! Brilliant frame!
3 Jan 2010 10:40am
@Ana Lúcia: Many thanks, Ana!
Wonderful details inside this church.
3 Jan 2010 10:43am
@akarui: A very colourful one!
Well taken. The details of this altar are better seen in your photo of the September 26th, however.
3 Jan 2010 12:02pm
@António Pires: I know. I had to do these shots in a great hurry (in a few minutes a mass would begin), and these chapels were roped in. But I liked this chapel's vibrant colourfulness.
Stunning colors and detail!
3 Jan 2010 2:33pm
@Jen: One of the most colourful churches I know.
beautiful detail and colours, nicely framed MS!
3 Jan 2010 4:06pm
@Ted: A B/W conversion would be a crime here. :-)
nice interior shot. great color and detail.
3 Jan 2010 4:11pm
@Daniel: Cheers, Daniel!
That is what I would call a perfection of the photograph . Bravo !
3 Jan 2010 5:33pm
@MARIANA: Many thanks, much appreciated!
The image is excellent MS, but despite the nice colours it's not my favourite church.
3 Jan 2010 5:57pm
@Michael: Now don't be so picky! ;-)
Lovely detail and composition.
3 Jan 2010 7:49pm
@Twelvebit: Cheers, John!
Gorious bit of art work and well taken shot. I wonder if the alter was built to fit the space or the space for the alter? Probably the former as it seems to be obscuring some murals of the Saints(?)
3 Jan 2010 8:39pm
@Philip: They were built at the same time, so I think it was intended. If you close its doors, it will reveal the paintings on the wall behind it. But I think the 'tightness' was intended too, as plentifulness was a measure of style in historicism.
Nice colors/exposure of this fine church
3 Jan 2010 11:03pm
@PD: Many thanks, PD!
I love the vibrance of this room. I think however, that the alter should have a different room (not that you have anything to do with it). I like the subtle lighting in your 3rd picture referenced above.
4 Jan 2010 12:39am
@Christine Walsh: A smaller church would use this one as main altar, that's for sure. A bit of plentifulness is always good for my Catholic heart. :-)
So colorful and vibrant! How could a person not be happy and uplifted in this atmoshpere?
4 Jan 2010 1:31am
@Tracey: Tell me - I don't know! :-D
Really, this is a splendid piece of art, a masterpiece of historicism. Just a few decades later, this style would be considered decadent and weak, especially in Germany.
amazing design -- stunning intricacy!
4 Jan 2010 3:08pm
@dj.tigersprout: This church is one of a piece - I like it a lot!
beautiful colors and details!
5 Jan 2010 1:26pm
@bekkah: Cheers, bekkah!
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