Saturday, January 5, 2008

Pixellated Stained Glass


By Gerhard Richter, 2006, for the Cologne Cathedral

3 comments:

Brenda said...

This idea is awful. I have been in the Cologne Cathedral, which is an amazing marvel of 6 centuries of human effort dedicated to an awesome building for God. This window, with its randomly-computer-arranged colored pixels, seems dreadfully *lazy* by comparison. It's kind of pretty in an impersonal way, I guess, but totally out of place, thoughtless, and signifying nothing. So disappointing; one should expect better to occupy a place in such a building.

Cassandra's Sister said...

I disagree. I think it fits the place perfectly, both aesthetically and philosophically. The mathematics that gave rise to the design are intrinsic to the way in which the universe is constructed; they are the very foundation of creation. And the design itself represents the perfect marriage of Man's technical and artistic attempts to understand the universe of which we're a part.

I think God would like it.

Migle said...

i agree with cassandra's sister.

but mostly: what's wrong with it being only aesthetically beautiful? it's all about colour. and pattern is unique.

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