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Looking up

 

the 'nave' of the church, Kirchenschiff in German, fr. nef, reminds of a real ship. This beautifully painted ceiling (1478) was spotted in St. Mary's Church /Liebfrauenkirche in Frankenberg /Hesse.

 

"The ship (bark or barque, barchetta) was an ancient Christian symbol. Its is the Church tossed on the sea of disbelief, worldliness, and persecution but finally reaching safe harbor with its cargo of human souls. Part of the imagery comes from the ark saving Noah's family during the Flood. Jesus protected Peter's boat and the apostles on the stormy Sea of Galilee. It was also a great symbol during times when Christians needed to disguise the cross, since the ship's mast forms a cross in many of its depictions."

 

 

Looking up

 

the 'nave' of the church, Kirchenschiff in German, fr. nef, reminds of a real ship. This beautifully painted ceiling (1478) was spotted in St. Mary's Church /Liebfrauenkirche in Frankenberg /Hesse.

 

"The ship (bark or barque, barchetta) was an ancient Christian symbol. Its is the Church tossed on the sea of disbelief, worldliness, and persecution but finally reaching safe harbor with its cargo of human souls. Part of the imagery comes from the ark saving Noah's family during the Flood. Jesus protected Peter's boat and the apostles on the stormy Sea of Galilee. It was also a great symbol during times when Christians needed to disguise the cross, since the ship's mast forms a cross in many of its depictions."

 

 

comments (11)

I am so impressed with the beauty of this place!
Philine: Many thanks, Elizabeth!
Quel beau travail !
Philine: vraiment, merci bien, Martine!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 May 2019, 05:51
How difficult it must have been to paint those designs up there. But the effort was worth it..
Philine: You are right, many thanks, Chris!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2019, 06:36
Yesterday and today's pictures are wonderful, Philine. Never forget to look up. What a wonderful designs.
Philine: Yes, Ginnie and you like looking up, too - heel bedankt, Astrid!
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • Netherlands
  • 21 May 2019, 07:04
I like to go in churches, for looking up, cause they have often so beautiful ceilings which gives you a kind of imagine heaven!
Philine: Dit klopt, Salima, heel bedankt!
Je suis toujours fascinée par ce travail !
Philine: Moi aussi, merci bien, Claudine!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 May 2019, 07:15
There is a lightness to this decoration.
Philine: I agree on your feeling, enjoy your day, many thanks, Chad!
It is a beautiful ceiling and your text is very interesting Philine
Philine: Thank you very much, Bill!
i like these ribbed vaults, Philine. i like how the trees look a bit like veins.
Philine: Thank you kindly for your fine observation, Ayush!
What a beautiful section of ceiling.
Philine: Many thanks, Brian!
What a lovely organic design.
Philine: Many thanks, Mary!

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