Patrick Reyntiens

Talking about the rose widows and stained glass in the cathedrals of Notre Dame in Paris and Chartres Patrick Reyntiens refers to the:-

".... initial feelings of disorientation and confusion on first entering (that) are allowed to give way to feelings of humility and wonder ...... Both churches force a reaction on the eye that has the concomitant psychological effect of transforming the memorative and contemplative faculties. In both cases the outside world is forgotten and the world of spiritual transformation begins to take over."

Patrick Reyntiens: "The Beauty of Stained Glass" London, 1988

Notre Dame, Paris