Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Troyes' St. Madeleine Church

In English it's Magdalen, in French, Madeleine. The church was begun in the 12th century, with the usual repeated remodeling. It is best known for its screen and its Renaissance windows, products of the Troyes school of painted glass. They are indeed impressive. Alas, the church is totally hemmed-in by neighboring buildings.
Nave view; again, not a big place; the great
screen right there



















Thus














St. Augustine crushing the heretic serpent; notably, a
warrior hands him a sword; "Compel them to come in,"
said this very venal of saints
















Triumph of the Cross, with St. Helen finding
the True Cross and her boy Constantine
getting baptized (lower row)




















Life of the Madeleine


















The Madeleine preaching (graphic novel approach, Vicki
says)















Far more candor than one is accustomed to in
these precincts (click to enlarge)



















Best Tree of Jesse ever, so far; more like a
Forest of Jesse



















Genesis...pretty much the whole thing

1 comment:

Tawana said...

Love the carved screen!