Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stained glass reflected in glass

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Reflected in a showcase displaying old maps at the National Library of Israel is Mordechai Ardon's great work of stained glass.

It makes an entire wall at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Measuring 16 x 6 meters/yards, this creation is among the largest stained glass windows ever made.
The theme is the prophet Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 2:2-4) of eternal peace at the End of Days.
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An earlier post explains the rich symbolism and gives a closer view.
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City Daily Photo's July 1 theme day is Reflections.
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14 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful glas and art! Som many great colors.
Wish you a blessed evening and hugs from north:-)

Nathalie said...

How brilliant Dina, this is wonderful!

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
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amaraentus said...

This is beautiful to play with light in a library or cathedral-it seems almost necessary.

passez le maïs soufflé mystique.

shalom
love and light

ρομπερτ said...

Melting the outside in, maybe even the other way round, could also be, that it is the same. May peace indeed be arround.

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Jilly said...

What stunning wrought iron art. Brilliant! Literally!

VP said...

perfect for this Theme Day! I enjoyed this and the original post. I don't know much of Mordechai Ardon and I have absolutely to find something more.

B SQUARED said...

Must be amazing to see in person.

Virginia said...

What beautiful stained glass. The style reminds me a bit of the more abst ract ones at Saint Severin in Paris.
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Louis la Vache said...

Wonderful choice for Theme Day, Dina!

Lynn said...

Pretty!

Kay said...

This is so beautiful, Dina. We've always loved stained glass, hence the reason we named our daughter, Tiffany.

Hilda said...

Gosh, I missed that post last year. Thanks for providing the link and the explanation — it's a fascinating and beautiful piece of work!

Madge said...

Beautiful... if we are ever to be at peace, it will be God's doing, not man's...