I’ve spent my fair share in churches in different seasons and watched as sunlight touched the windows and fell inside. Sometimes, I would squint my eyes as the beam reflected on the white walls of a modern church. At others, I’d watch the dust specks frolick around in the soft light of the beam falling on ancient walls and flagstones. Here’s a fine read on medievalists.net about the architecture and location of churches – especially in Eastern Europe – related to the use of sunlight!
This brief review is a big wink to the new weekly series starting next month, January 2021.
You might remember the beautiful, yet slightly haunting featured image of ‘On Giants, Trolls, and Ogres‘? His name is Theodor Kittelsen and there’s a nice piece about the man and his artwork on Life in Norway.
Ever thought about comparing Norwegian and Catalonian liturgical art from the Later Middle Ages? I know this is off topic ever so slightly – but I’m just fascinated. The exhibition in Barcelona is over, it ran from February to May 2020. But there is still the exhibition website with an informative video and the catalogue. See Museu Episcopal de Vic.
A medieval art style.