Sunday, 24 June 2012

Scenic Sunday

Just discovered this meme while browsing through my blog list and it looks nice!! It's hosted over at Scenic Sunday!

I took this picture when we visited  the All Saints’ Church in Tudeley, Tonbridge, Kent last year. It has 12 stunning windows by Marc Chagall and I'm a major Chagall lover. 

The windows were installed between 1967 and 1985, the latter being the year in which Chagall died aged 98. The windows were commissioned by Sir Henry and Lady d’Avigdor-Goldsmid as a tribute to their daughter, Sarah d’Avigdor-Goldsmid, who died aged 21 in a sailing accident.

Chagall was amazing at using colour to tell a story. The different colours highlighted the different parts of biblical stories and it gave the church a very warm feeling, despite the blue. I chose the picture above because you can sort of see the effect that the coloured windows, when hit by the sunlight, have on the plain stone!