Dance of the Angels

Posted by MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 10 September 2011 in Art & Design.

A Thanksgiving dance of the angels, seen in St Paul's cathedral, Liège. It is very similar to this window by the same artist in the same church. What's the story here? Why did the church people order two windows that basically show the same situation? Considering civil Renaissance windows in town halls, or even taverns: when and why did the civil society lose interest in telling stories in windows?

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

So much easier to read and enjoy than a previous example because it perfectly accepts and incorporates the window form. I guess there is only so much detail a window can take.

10 Sep 2011 8:05am

@Ronnie 2¢: That other window is at least as twice as big; you usually have a certain distance between that window and yourself.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'd rather look at these than the soul less blocks of concrete and glass created for our "modern" cities.

10 Sep 2011 10:56am

@Curly: Me too! There were 'civil' picture windows up to the Sixties, often displayed in public buildings, but somehow the public has lost its interest in this.

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

I agree with Ronnie.

11 Sep 2011 3:13am

@Christine Walsh: This is much smaller than the other one!


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