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The Active Life: Six Sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral

Washing wool

Carding wool

Working the wool

Working the wool

Working the wool

Working the wool

Six women, in various stages of working wool with their hands, 113 more words


Gabriel the Messenger

In today’s post we’ll examine the iconography of Gabriel, archangel and heavenly messenger, in the art of Chartres and Cologne Cathedrals in Europe, and two museums and two churches in the United States. 2,022 more words

Contemplative Women Sculptures At Chartres Cathedral

On the North Porch at Chartres are a series of six sculptures of women in various states of contemplation.They are found on East bay on the inner right edge of the outer porch (as one views it from the street). 66 more words


Monday, Sept 22,14 - Day Eleven - Our Lady of Chartres Cathedral

Today, I went on a day trip to the town of Chartres to see the world famous Cathedral there. Jeff was still very ill, so he stayed at the hotel. 313 more words

The Sense of the Sacred and Australia.

In Europe, it’s nice to walk into an empty church when, rather than priests, there are only stain glass windows, a small red light like the eye of a cyclop, the worn, watery grey silk of flagstones, and maybe a sparrow or two, circling. 278 more words


Attributes of the Apostles: Peter

If you’re not fluent in Latin, or if an inscribed or painted name has faded away, it might be difficult to tell one saint from another as they appear in stained glass and sculpture in a Gothic cathedral. 961 more words