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

 
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