Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sacral Art in a Dome Church

This figure is featured in the Lutheran dome church of Karlstad. Again I choose to play with light and darkness to further empasise the dramatic effect of the figure as it looks up in frozen reverence of its idea of the divine.

The church itself has a rich history. Erected in 1629 it was concecrated as a dome-church in 1647 by queen Kristina. It was however wrought with fires through the years, in which the worst was in 1865, which also burnt great parts of the city of Karlstad to ashes, the church has however since the 20th century been worked on to current standards.

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