St Ignatius, Prague: Pulpit

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 2 November 2010 in Art & Design.

At the end of this visit: the pulpit of St Ignatius. Today's meditation: compare this one with the pulpits of Mariä Himmelfahrt, Cologne and Mannheim's Jesuit church, then with the pulpits of Notre Dame du Finistère and St Nicolas, Brussels. What do you expect to hear from these pulpits?

P. Morris from Canada

The details are so amazing in this photo, and your work
here shows all the incredible workmanship in this church
at its finest !

2 Nov 2010 5:39am

@P. Morris: Many thanks, Phil! The distortion in the upper part is still annoying though.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

2 Nov 2010 6:12am

@MissT: Hey, thanks for that, this book looks *very* interesting!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Exuberance is what comes to my mind. Not so with the Belgium churches.

2 Nov 2010 8:22am

@António Pires: Belgian Catholicism still has a slightly Spanish note.

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Well this pulpit is slightly (!!) more ornate than the country village churches I see. They went to town on this one. Its like a box at the theatre which I guess church can be depending upon the style of Mass/Sermon.

2 Nov 2010 8:22pm

@Philip: Yes, I'm sure the words coming from there made an impact. But that was exactly the reason why the Jesuits were called.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

The Mannheim church pulpit IS very decorated, very rich...and yet it looks sober when compared to this one. Here I think...they left their hair down! And, of course, the stage at the theatre comes to mind. BUT...your take is very clear and the details fascinating!

4 Nov 2010 6:16am

@Japanalia: Many thanks, Gabriela! The more Habsburg, the more elaborated.


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