No7 in the series 'My Melbourne'
St. Paul's Cathedral in the heart of Melbourne is a beautiful, peaceful place of worship.
The glass processional doors provide a wonderful light filled entry to the Cathedral.
THE PROCESSIONAL DOORS
Allowing the wooden doors to remain open and welcoming, these beautiful, light filled doors alsoprovide protection from the weather and the city noise! Reflecting Butterfield’s gothic revival architecture, the work of Janusz Kuzbicki is visually lightweight, transparent and ’contemporary in design but with respect and appropriate ambience’. The panel tells the story of St Paul at the moment when he is blinded by light on the road to Damascus; traditional iconographic symbols of the four Gospel writers, drawn from the vision of Ezekiel can be seen the Lion (St Mark), the Eagle (St John), the Ox (St Luke) and the man(Matthew). Construction and installation were made possible by a generous donations from The Sidney Myer Fund and individual members of the Myer family. Allowing a new brightness into the interior of the Cathedral, the doors can be seen as “symbolic of St Paul himself, who broke down the barriers between people and the Gospel, making Christianity accessible”.The doors are constructed of 25mm cast glass in the dalle de verre method, set into a steel frame.Janusz Kuzbicki has received many major commissions as an artist and sculptor, including the monumental sculptural Gates to the Chapel of the Ascension in St Paul’s, the marble altar in St Patrick’s, Melbourne and in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Information taken from:
Nobody has marked this note useful
Critiques | Translate
jjcordier (62394) 2012-09-06 23:21
Voisins et avec une photo comparable! Une prise de vue réussie de ce vitrail.
npecanhuk (53919) 2012-09-07 10:14
Incredible coincidence... you were JJCordier's neighbor and posted similar pictures... I loved that!
Yours is very interesting and attractive!
Wonderful stained glass details!
Highlights here are management of light, colors, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
rbellemare (2087) 2012-09-09 5:44
Very nice picture of those stained glass doors you're showing us. I've seen stained glass in windows a lot. But it's a first for me for stained glass on a door. Beautiful presentation. The light allow us to look at the pattern of the stained glass doors. Nice colours and good sharpness.
- Copyright: Peter Mostert (mozzy27) (2051)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-27
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K200D, Pentax DA 12-24mm F4ED AL (IF)
- Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Melbourne [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-06 22:51