Analysis Of The Cathedral Of Chartres

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The presence made by the Windows has not gone unnoticed and thanks to Abbot Suger for his love of stained glass we can continue to rejoice in his vision. Suger noted in his own words, “Thus, when --out of my delight in the beauty of the house of God-- the loveliness of the many-colored gems has called me away from external cares, and worthy meditation has induced me to reflect, transferring that which is material to that which is immaterial, on the diversity of the sacred virtues: then it seems to me that I see myself dwelling, as it were, in some strange region of the universe which neither exists entirely in the slime of the earth nor entirely in the purity of Heaven; and that, by the grace of God, I can be transported from this inferior …show more content…
The Cathedral of Chartres is located Southwest of Paris in Chartres, France. The Cathedral of Chartres is considered one of the most exquisite representations of the French Gothic architectural style. This Cathedral was constructed during 1194 through 1250, yet still contains many of its original artifacts such as the stained glass art. The North facing Rose Window displays the Old Testament and is dedicated to the Virgin. These images within the Rose represent Judah and the twelve Kings and the 12 Prophets. The Cathedrale Norte-Dame de Chartres claims, “Thus the Old Testament is portrayed as the support of the New; the four Evangelists ride on the shoulders of the four Major Prophets: Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.” The North Rose Windows patrons were members of the royal house of Louis IX. The South Rose Window consists of the New Testament and is dedicated to Christ. The Windows depict the Apocalypse, Evangelists and Prophets, while the Mary holds the Christ Child in lancets below. By this point in Medieval Architecture stained glass has soured to new heights and has taken over the nearly the entire inside of places of worship. The stained glass in many holy places does not stop with a Rose Window, but simply begins

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