les fenetres de chagall by pistache

les fenetres de chagall

we visited the stunning stained glass windows at the tudeley cum capel church in kent at the weekend. sir henry and lady d'avigdor-goldsmid commissioned chagall to create the east window in honour of their daughter sarah, who died aged just 21 in a sailing accident off rye. chagall, who came to stained glass relatively late in his career, was initially reluctant to take on the commission, but was eventually persuaded - and when in 1967 he arrived for the installation of the east window and saw the church, he said, 'It's magnificent. I will do them all.' over the next 15 years chagall designed all the remaining eleven windows, collaborating as usual with glassworker charles marq of reims. the chancel windows were finally installed in 1985, the year of chagall's death at the age of 98. we saw them in the very dingy light of storm ciara but even then they glowed most gorgeously, powerfully and movingly. i would love to return to see them in full sunshine
They are beautiful and quite unusual. Thanks for info
February 10th, 2020  
Stunning to look at. Interesting to read the story behind the windows too :)
February 10th, 2020  
Pretty colours!
February 10th, 2020  
Beautiful stained glass and interesting history to the windows.
February 11th, 2020  
Stunning windows and great info, thanks Clare.
February 11th, 2020  
well, that's very special. I never knew he did windows.
February 11th, 2020  
Beautiful shot !
I knew Chagall did a lot of stained glass Windows but never seen any of them outside France. ( I’ve always been impressed he started with ceramics and glass quite late in life, in his seventies, actually...imagine that 💪)
February 11th, 2020  
So pretty !!
February 11th, 2020  
Stunning.
February 11th, 2020  
Fav-ulous!
February 11th, 2020  
Love the colours.
February 11th, 2020  
Gorgeous shot! And thank you for the art history info! Fav
February 12th, 2020  
Beautiful stained glass!
February 12th, 2020  
Gorgeous!
February 14th, 2020  
Beautiful colors
February 16th, 2020  
They are so beautiful. They do glow, just amazing.
February 19th, 2020  
Gorgeous!
February 26th, 2020  
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