Thursday, 3 March 2016

Sutherland Tapestry

Coventry Cathedral
'Christ in Glory'
Tapestry Designed by Graham Sutherland


Woven in France and completed in 1962.
It took about 10 weavers over a year to complete.
The looms were made from 2 large tree trunks.
There are over 900 colors.

I think it is fair to say that the
tapestry is the first thing you
notice when you enter the Cathedral.
It certainly dominates the interior when you face it.


The next photograph was taken in the
Lady Chapel which is located
right below the tapestry.


The dimensions are 75 feet by 38 feet (23m x 11m)
It is about the size of a tennis court. 
From where I was standing to take photograph above,
when I turned around this is what I could see:


This is a similar photo to the one I showed yesterday but this one
is taken with a flash.  Hidden from view (by the 
sculpture) is the engraved West Screen windows located at the 
other end of the Cathedral and the Baptistry Window.
I will show you those tomorrow.
You must see the ceiling too as well as 
a couple of the adjoining chapels.



4 comments:

bill said...

Such pretty and intricate work.

William Kendall said...

Huge, but perfectly suited to the sanctuary.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievably spectacular Lauren. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's enjoying these interior views.. The ceiling already caught my eye :) looking forward to seeing more detail.

RedPat said...

It is quite unusual!