St Jozef Altar, De Krijtberg, Amsterdam

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.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

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!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the detail! Brilliant frame!

3 Jan 2010 10:40am

@Ana Lúcia: Many thanks, Ana!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful details inside this church.

3 Jan 2010 10:43am

@akarui: A very colourful one!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Stunning colors and detail!

3 Jan 2010 2:33pm

@Jen: One of the most colourful churches I know.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

beautiful detail and colours, nicely framed MS!

3 Jan 2010 4:06pm

@Ted: A B/W conversion would be a crime here. :-)

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

nice interior shot. great color and detail.

3 Jan 2010 4:11pm

@Daniel: Cheers, Daniel!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

That is what I would call a perfection of the photograph . Bravo !

3 Jan 2010 5:33pm

@MARIANA: Many thanks, much appreciated!

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

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! ;-)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Lovely detail and composition.

3 Jan 2010 7:49pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers, John!

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

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.

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Nice colors/exposure of this fine church

3 Jan 2010 11:03pm

@PD: Many thanks, PD!

Christine Walsh from Astoria, United States

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. :-)

Tracey from Maryland, United States

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.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing design -- stunning intricacy!

4 Jan 2010 3:08pm

@dj.tigersprout: This church is one of a piece - I like it a lot!

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

beautiful colors and details!

5 Jan 2010 1:26pm

@bekkah: Cheers, bekkah!


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