‘Afternoon in Chartres Cathedral’ by Salvatore Zofrea

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Title

‘Afternoon in Chartres Cathedral’ by Salvatore Zofrea

Subject

Appassionata, Architecture, art, Art gallery of New South Wales, Cathedral, Catholicism, Chartres Cathedral, church interior, ecclesiastical building, France, French Gothic, gothic architecture, print, Salvatore Zofrea (b.1946), stained glass, window.

Description

This woodblock print, from Salvatore Zofrea’s Appassionata collection, was gifted to the Art Gallery of New South Wales by the Italian-Australian artist in 2002. Depicting a scene in Chartres Cathedral, it features the gothic arches, vaulted ceilings and, especially, some of the magnificent 12th-13th century stained glass that remains intact and for which Chartres Cathedral is famous. Chartres Cathedral was constructed between 1194 and 1250 in the French High Gothic style, and its architecture has only undergone minor changes since the 13th century. It is commonly held to be one of the finest surviving examples of this style.

Creator

Salvatore Zofrea (b.1946)

Source

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Date

c.1994-1999

Rights

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Format

Woodblock Print, black ink on white Japanese Hitachi paper, 45cm x 59.5cm block mark

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Citation

“‘Afternoon in Chartres Cathedral’ by Salvatore Zofrea,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1100.