Sunday, September 9, 2012

Église Sainte-Anne de la Buttes-aux-Cailles



Église Sainte-Anne de la Buttes-aux-Cailles
(mosaic of the Atelier Mauméjean)


Designed by the architect Prosper Bobin, construction was started in 1894 and completed almost 20 years later.  This Romanesque Byzantine style church was one of the few built in Paris during this time of severe religious tensions.

The scene above, "Suffer the Little Children," is a portion of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1938).  It is a mosaic made of tens of thousands of tiny pieces of glass with almost imperceptible shades of colors.  It is reported that there will be a retrospective of this atelier Mauméjean, and I will let you know what is planned.  The skilled artists of the family Mauméjean installed their work of stained glass and mosaics in over 5,000 cathedrals, basilicas, and chapels in 34 countries.  Because of demand for their work, additional ateliers were opened, two of those in Barcelona and Saint-Sebastian, Spain.


bon dimanche


Église Sainte-Anne de la Buttes-aux-Cailles
188, rue de Tolbiac
75013, Paris
Métro Tolbiac


18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful mosaic it is! I love the colors! A wonderful capture as always, Genie! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

A truly amazing mosaic. If the picture looks this good, I can only imagine how the mosaic looked in "real life." Awesome!

Bon dimanche, Génie.

Pet said...

Another impressive little corner of the "unknown" (for me at least) Paris. Thanks, yet again, for your Paris.

Merisi said...

Light in dark times, beautiful!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
How extraordinary this is and, in its own way, both striking and fascinating. And strangely it looks for reasons we are uncertain, very much of its period.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Very impressive interior,wonderful the way you've caught the golden sparkle.Might this also be one of last times when such a large amount of authentic marble was used?

Bon dimanche Genie,
Ruby

Malyss said...

The way you pictured it magnifies this fabulous mosaic!I learned something today, thanks to you!

Alexa said...

You're becoming a real expert on the churches of Paris, Genie. Love the way you captured the light here. Bon dimanche!

Kristie Franklin said...

Absolutely stunning Genie! I can't even imagine the level of detail that went into creating this, it must have taken hours. "Suffer the Little Children" is a beautiful tribute to this magnificent mosaic work of art. :)

Starman said...

Pretty.

Louise said...

What a beautiful mosaic, the candle light sparkling, looks so beautiful. You've convinced me that any church is worth visiting.

Randy said...

So very lovely.

Mary said...

How absolutely exquisite! :) Love this. History, magnificent artwork.. splendid beauty. This has it all. Thank you so much for sharing!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I did think that this was a beautiful mosaic, but I did not know about the history in advance. This blog has taught me much about art, history, architecture and more. Pet, knowing your location I included the expansion and wondered if you were aware of any mosaics in your area by this family.

The glass with its many shades and variations, really give this mosaic life which cannot be truly appreciated in my photo.

Merci à tous...

Bises,
Genie

M said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

Peter Olson said...

A church I missed! As V always says; I must put this on my list! :-)

Virginia said...

Well Peter, this was on my list last time so you're the one left to find it! :)

I loved this church. The stained glass windows were so colorful!
V

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!