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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sabbatical art pilgrimage: ArtWay meditation

ArtWay have used the report of my sabbatical visit to Notre Dame du Léman in Vongy as their meditation this week. The architect Maurice Novarina was concerned to reflect aspects of the local area in the design and decoration of the this church located close to the shores of Lake Geneva. The roof is shaped like the hull of a boat, the main double wooden door is shaped to resemble half of a boat, a sanctuary mosaic depicting the Virgin holding the infant Christ in her arms while standing on a local type of sailboat, and six large stained glass windows in the nave depicting Our Lady blessing the work of men and women undertaking their everyday work which therefore show various trades in the locality.


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