Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hypnotic Window

This I had to share.  A most obvious hat tip to the master of finding Church (and other) architecture The Roving Medievalist.  Apparently this is a Methodist Church.  An anomaly for sure.


Jeffrey Smith said...

In fairness, I have to mention it's the only sour note in one of the most beautiful Protestant churches in Toledo. It also helps that you only get the full effect, which almost gave me a coronary, when you're in the choir loft.
Maybe the artist had been drinking absinthe.

Moonshadow said...

You mean the piercing eyes?

That steady gaze is typical of the pantocrator icon.

Speaking of "piercing," I'd be happier if his hands revealed the marks.

True enough - inspiring coronaries in mere mortals is the image's raison d'être! :-)

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