All posts tagged: Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral

Stained Light

I captured these ethereal scenes mid afternoon on a winter’s day. The colors bathing the walls and columns from the setting sun shimmering through the stained glass is so lovely.

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Cherubs

These little angels were initially painted as chubby nudes; however, such illustrations were not acceptable in the early 1900’s.  So the artist, father Charles Maillard, covered them up with wisps of flowing fabric.

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Repetition

I am very much attracted to repeating visual elements within a composition; hence my post for today.  My eye is lead across the form in a smooth motion, resulting in a fluid rhythm within the image.

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Saint Philomena

St. Philomena: the daughter of light and the enlightener of a dark and corrupt age.  I photographed a few of the paintings depicting her life, located above the nave windows of Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral in Gravelbourg, SK.   Two of the last three paintings reside by […]

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Sanctus

The paintings on the ceilings of Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral in Gravelbourg, SK depict eternal salvation.  This particular scene is located above and behind the altar. These magnificent works of art were painted by Monsignor Charles Maillard, a French born priest who devoted 10 years […]

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Fleur-de-Lys Stained Glass

This particular stained glass window in the Gravelbourg cathedral is made of dalle de verre glass. The Raults handmade this raw coloured glass, which is two centimeters thick and weighs 4 or 5 times more than conventional stained glass. The Raults developed a technique of using regular lead strips […]

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Stained Glass

This beautiful piece depicting the assumption of Mary resides in Our Lady of the Assumption Co-Cathedral, in Gravelbourg, SK. The stained glass was crafted by Frederic Rault, at the Rault Studio in Rennes (Brittany). This breathtaking window features vivid rays of light, curving earthward as […]

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