Sainte-Chapelle


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Sainte-Chapelle

(săNt-shäpĕl`), former chapel in Paris. Forming part of the buildings of the Palais de Justice (once the royal palace) on the Île-de-la-Cité, it was built by Pierre de Montreuil (1243–46) for Louis IX (St. Louis) to enshrine the Crown of Thorns and other sacred relics brought back from the Crusades. It was admirably restored in the 19th cent. by J. B. Lassus and Viollet-le-Duc. Now a museum, the Sainte-Chapelle is one of the finest examples of medieval art. It consists of two chapels, one above the other, and a spire. A winding staircase leads from the painted and gilded lower chapel to the porch of the upper chapel. The elegant proportions and airiness of the upper chapel, its 15 magnificent stained-glass windows, separated only by thin colonnettes and reaching nearly from floor to ceiling, and its vividly painted columns and panels combine to create the effect of a sheer blaze of color and light. The Sainte-Chapelle is a superb example of the Rayonnant styleRayonnant style
, the middle period (c.1240–1350) of French Gothic architecture, so termed from the characteristic radiating tracery of the rose window. In this period many of the great cathedrals were under construction; the builders became bolder and more proficient,
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 in Gothic architecture.
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I heard the eight singers of the King of Sicily intone the first verse of seven o'clock mass in the Sainte-Chapelle."
"And the chaplains of the Sainte-Chapelle, with their gray
Ahi tambien, Francia ha tenido un lugar pionero, notable gracias a las reflexiones de Jean-Baptiste Lassus y de Eugene Viollet-Le-Duc, elaboradas en base a su experiencia de restauracion en la Isla de Francia, la Sainte-Chapelle y Notre Dame (a mediados del siglo XIX).
Contract notice: the subject of this contract is the performance of the traveling exhibition "revelation: the rose of the sainte-chapelle de paris" at the abbey of la sauve-majeure (near bordeaux), scheduled to be presented to the public of saturday, september 7, 2019 to sunday, january 5, 2020.
Dubai-based fashion designers and couturier Michael Cinco's 2015 collection, "The Impalpable Dream of Sainte-Chapelle," was inspired by the stained glass.
In Sweden, a brave person armed Dyer with a sword and shield: "You want some, do yer?" While our man later had a firm plan in mind: "Let's go and have a tear up with the Normandy mob - let's 'ave it!" He loved hearing about Louis IX, who modelled himself on Jesus Christ - "My love for my 26 times great-grandad is flowing over" - and loved the stained-glass windows in the Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, which he commissioned, and were completed in 1248.
Danny visits the breathtaking Sainte-Chapelle chapel at Notre Dame, and learns it was built by Louis for the return of Christ.
Should any Filipina grace the Met Gala, she should wear the spectacular finale piece from the 'Impalpable Dream of Sainte-Chapelle' collection of Michael Cinco at Dubai Fashion Forward Spring/Summer 2016.
Originating in the lie de France and most likely taken down from Notre Dame Cathedral in the 19th century during Viollet-le Due's unsympathetic restoration programme, the piece reflects the style, technique, and dazzling palette of red, blue, green, and yellow glass favoured by the Parisian ateliers of Sainte-Chapelle in the middle of the 13th century.
Among the monuments for which it is responsible are the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Chateau d'Angers and Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Chateau and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne, the Arc de triomphe and the Sainte-Chapelle. All the abbeys, chateaux, prehistoric caves, archaeological sites, and so on are examples of the diversity and wealth of the heritage of France throughout the ages.
He covers origins and traditions, shifting perspectives, the translation of the image of Edessa, the Mandylion in Constantinople, an overview of the iconography, and the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and the disappearance of the Mandylion.
Out now Perched on top of the Sainte-Chapelle, I gaze out at the view of 18th century Paris, meticulously reproduced by Ubisoft Montreal.