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Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Artwork of the day

Chartres Cathedral, 1194-1260, Chartes, France

Among the monuments that feature in UNESCO's World Heritage List, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in the town of Chartres is one of the most revered gothic buildings in Europe.
Known both for its architecture and its interior and exterior decorations the Cathedral is considered to be the "high point of French Gothic art" (as stated by UNESCO).

The portals are decorated with scenes from the birth, life and passion of Christ, the last judgement, along with figures of kings, queens and personalities from the Old Testament. 
The interior is adorned by impressive stained glass windows that provide a mystical light.
The pictures come from the site of Unesco.

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