Saturday, July 28, 2007

A Continuation of the De Facto Theme of the Day

In continuation of our exploration of A.W.N. Pugin and the Gothic Revival (an unintended theme these past couple of days, but one I always delight in) I had noted that the Cranky Professor had picked up on another review of God's Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain, this one in the Times. The professor included this quite stunning image (taken by our own Fra Lawrence Lew) of one of Pugin's churches:

This altar is found in the Blessed Sacrament chapel of St. Barnabas Cathedral.

I've spoken on here many times before of the role of colour in regard to the liturgical arts. (See for example, Mathematics and Liturgical Art and Liturgical Arts: The Role of Colour?) The blog, The Lion and the Cardinal also briefly touched upon it last month in relation to mediaeval gothic architecture.

It's an aspect of our tradition (which, incidentally, also comes out well in the Christian East) that I wish to continue to highlight.

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