1/The "God's Lantern" Stained-Glass Windows, Metz F57

by Olga Helys April. 27, 2021 69 views

The "God's Lantern", with its 6,500 m2 of glass windows, the Cathedral of St Etienne of Metz represents 3 golden ages of stained glass in Lorraine: 1- THE FIRST GOLDEN AGE with the works of Thibaut de Lixheim and especially Valentin Bousch who made most of the stained glass windows of the Cathedral=the 2/3 of the old stained glass windows preserved date back to the Renaissance. There are also the Herman de Munster glass windows on the western facade, late 14th century. 2- THE 2ND GOLDEN AGE in the 19th century with the development of the largest glass painting workshop in France, Laurent-Charles Maréchal. 3- CONTEMPORARY CREATIONS: *The Pierre Gaudin high windows made in 1954 *The Jacques Villon stained-glass windows in the bright colors of the chapel of the Saint Sacrament in 1957 * Bissière stained-glass windows in 1959 above side entrances (with bluish tones to the north and orange tones to the south) - *Marc Chagall stained glass windows inspired by the Old Testament in 1962-69 located in the north transept and ambulatory.

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

by © Hei Li, Helys Photos 2019

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