Murals in the chapel, continued  by louannwarren

Murals in the chapel, continued

Another “through the dirty window” capture. I am intrigued with the building diagram on the top of this wall. Alas, I couldn’t get a good photo of the stained glass but it is quite beautiful. Now that the last direct Carter family heir has passed away (son Frank died in 2018) the chapel is still owned by the Carter family and now managed by the Port Aransas Museum of Art. If you would like to have a small wedding, eighteen guests only, you can get married in the chapel. Just contact the museum and select your date. 😊
@olivetreeann, do you know what biblical building that diagram on the wall could be? Perhaps it’s just a garden?
Lovely shot and such pretty artwork.
February 12th, 2020  
Such an interesting chapel with all its murals - I would love to visit it ! nm
February 12th, 2020  
bep
Beautiful art.
February 12th, 2020  
Oh my what beautiful mural!
February 12th, 2020  
nice
February 12th, 2020  
Beautiful.
February 12th, 2020  
Very ornate chapel.
February 12th, 2020  
Beautiful
February 12th, 2020  
Lovely
February 12th, 2020  
What a trip this must have been! Such a beautiful stopover!
February 12th, 2020  
This little chapel is amazing for its murals alone! I was trying to see if there was anything on line that explained them. I managed to find out they were not originally a part of the Chapel but painted many years later by John Patrick Cobb in 1972. He painted scenes from the Old Testament on the North wall and scenes from the New Testament on the South wall. From what I can make out here, this is the north wall. The picture immediately to the left of the floor plan looks like the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac. But the two below it are hard to make out. I am just guessing here- but I think this supposed to be the Temple (however it's totally incorrect as far as the layout is concerned!) The one section though with the illustrations in it seem to be objects that were associated with the worship there. The menorah or lampstand is on the right, the altar of incense is on the left and the brazen altar is below. I'm not sure what the round circular design is. The more I look at it the more I'm wondering if the artist drew it from overhead- if so, the lines around the outer part would be the pillars that held up the curtains which went around the courtyard and the long rectangle would be the tent of meeting which housed the Holy of Holies and the Holy Place. But as I said before the proportions and the layout are all wrong. Cobb could have been taking some artistic license or creating the images from his own imagination. It doesn't detract from the beauty of his work. It has a lovely "primitive" art style to it. I like how he added the Star of David in the shield. I sure would love to see it and have someone explain what he was thinking of when he painted it. So there you have my unofficial interpretation! Nice shot!
February 12th, 2020  
@olivetreeann I didn’t notice the Star of David until you pointed it out! You read the same article on the murals that I did, and I appreciate your in depth observations. I was even thinking tent poles in the diagram, but certainly not sure. I am sure I will go back to that area and will schedule a proper tour of the chapel (1st and 3rd Saturdays each month). Such an intriguing place, in so many ways.
February 12th, 2020  
@louannwarren Wish I could join you! This little gem has really captured my attention! You'll have to let me know what you learn when you go back.
February 13th, 2020  
@olivetreeann oh I will!
February 13th, 2020  
Interesting and lovely. A beautiful place for a small wedding.
February 13th, 2020  
Fascinating details of this very interesting church. Those pews do not look inviting at all though!
February 13th, 2020  
Beautiful! And so interesting! I'm already looking forward to more pictures when you go back in the future!
February 13th, 2020  
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