art in churches

Marc Chagall & His 12 stained glass windows in Jerusalem

In early 1962, renowned artist Marc Chagall stood in the synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Centers in Jerusalem. Above him were twelve stained-glass windows that he had designed himself. It was this where he delivered a touching speech. Chagall had an audience of about three hundred people as he installed the windows, including …

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Dawoud Bey’s somber Night Coming Tenderly, Black project

Night Coming Tenderly, Black is the work of photographer Dawoud Bey. It consists of large-scale portraits that dive into the literary history as it tries to re-create the practice of the slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. When Bey visited the outskirts of Cleveland in 2017, he realized that the landscape did not primarily …

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You have never seen a church window like this – Gerhard Richter

Who is Gerhard Richter? Gerhard Richter is an 87-year-old German artist, mostly known for his photorealistic paintings. Many regard him as one of the most dumbfounding and hardworking artists. He still keeps himself busy, creating new works, mostly in his Cologne studio. Cologne Cathedral Window, 2007 Richter has also proven his generosity. He donated one …

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s Rainbow Church – The liberation of light

Rainbow Church Rainbow church is aptly named and refers to an eight-meter-high installation that creates a rainbow as light is refracted within its space. The installation is a wall of crystal prism that throws off rainbows to anyone within the installation space. The 500 crystal prisms that make up the installation allow light passing through …

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What is Xu Bing’s gigantic Phoenix project?

Xu Bing is an internationally celebrated Chinese artist. He works in a couple of disciplines and materials but the most common is ink painting, printmaking, and calligraphy. Xu has worked with pigs and silkworms. Though, one of his well-known installations is a gigantic flying dragon titled Phoenix. How was ‘Phoenix’ created? The installation features …

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