Churches draw on the spiritual inspiration of contemporary artists

Valerie Gladstone points out in the NYTimes Travel section: “As a wave of contemporary art installations is being unveiled in cathedrals, churches and chapels across Europe, religious spaces are once again becoming showcases for many artists. In the last year alone, the abstract Spanish artist Miguel Barceló completed a ceramic panorama for the St. Pere Chapel in the Gothic cathedral in Palma, Majorca, and the eclectic German painter Gerhard Richter created a dazzling stained-glass window for the Cologne Cathedral in Germany, which will be unveiled on Aug. 25.” Read more.

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