St Gertrudis, Düsseldorf: Window

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 31 March 2011 in Art & Design.

One of the windows in St Gertrudis. The only name of the designer of these windows I could find is "Hartmann". So if anybody is able to shed light on this, I'd be very thankful.

This window art is indeed unique. Its earthly colours match the church's interior perfectly, and they somehow remind me of ancient mesoamerican art.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very fine modern work. The only artist matching the name is Karl-Martin Hartmann who has work in Heilig Geist, Düsseldorf.

31 Mar 2011 8:11am

@Ronnie 2¢: That's him! It's always a pleasure to have alert and educated friends here: thanks a lot, Ronnie!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Really beautiful design.

31 Mar 2011 4:44pm

@Gérard Beullac: A bit more of this tomorrow!

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

You are right about the reminiscence of ancient central or south American art.

31 Mar 2011 5:09pm

@António Pires: Quite unique, no? Never found similar patterns in other churches.

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

so sharp...very impressive Sir!

31 Mar 2011 5:51pm

@Ted: Thanks so much, Ted!

Franz from Baden, Austria

ein sehr ansprechendes design und ungewöhnliche, aber ebenfalls angenehme farben! gutes lichtmanagement deinerseits!

31 Mar 2011 9:21pm

@Franz: (Psst: diese Art Foto ist sehr einfach: ISO 800, f5.6, etwa 1/125sec Belichtung. Anschließend Perpektive korrigieren, Kontraste aufziehen, schärfen. Das ist alles. Tausend Stück davon sammeln, Buch draus machen, reich werden. Oder so ähnlich. ;-)

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

These windows are different all right! For some reason they give me a creepy feeling - not your photo, but the windows themselves. It seems like they are 3 tall hostile guardians. It is interesting however, how at first they seem similar, but upon closer inspection they are quite different.

1 Apr 2011 12:49am

@Christine Walsh: I've taken shots of all of them, and they are similar to each other, but different. It's an unusual design, but quite unique, especially for a small parish church like this one.


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