St Vitus, Prague: Window

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 8 October 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Another stained glass window in St Vitus. Unfortunately I couldn't find any data on this artwork; a similar window by František Kysela is dated from the 1920s and so is probably this window, too. It seems to depict various stations from the life of the Christ (including some parables), but if anybody knows a bit more and would tell me, I would be very grateful.

Phil D. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

The artist who did this seems to have done it hundreds of years
into the future, such radical work, yet so breathtakingly beautiful.

8 Oct 2010 6:12am

@Phil D. Morris: I like this Tiffany-style work, too. The colours are so bright!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This seems to be light on yellows and greens . . I'm sure that's not your photography (!) but it gives a distinctive effect.

8 Oct 2010 9:23am

@Ronnie 2¢: Several hundred years of experience in glass design bearing their fruits. :-)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Fortunately the art of stained glass windows is not over.
Well photographed.

8 Oct 2010 4:58pm

@António Pires: Thank you! See more stained glass windows (including the modern ones in St Andreas, Cologne) at my other website.

London Caller from United Kingdom

This piece of artwork is really intricate and beautiful!
It's like frames within frames!
Well done!

8 Oct 2010 7:53pm

@London Caller: Many thanks, London Caller!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The Art Deco touch is very strong, BUT....it is beautiful to watch! I like the modernity applied to an old story, it works well!

9 Oct 2010 11:56am

@Japanalia: You don't see all the details from your usual perspective when walking through the church (a privilege only possible with a photograph), but the light coming through these windows is an amazing experience.

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

I love the Jesus bloody "jazz hands." This sort of reminds me of Van Gogh's style with the wavy background (starry night, sunflowers)- as if portraying seizures - so I can relate to this window - not the Jesus part, but the art style. Bravo.

9 Oct 2010 11:42pm

@Christine Walsh: For me it was the first time to see these Tiffany style windows in a church. They are very large, too, which made taking a photo of them a lot easier.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

here is what I've cliced
that and that...
I love what I've found...you have shown in a so rich way the best of humanity...The Art...

2 Jan 2011 2:05pm

@KriKridesign: Many thanks for your polite words!

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