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Old March 2nd, 2010, 10:35 PM   #301
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Modern art in the Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium (on demand of our Queen Paola)
"Heaven of delight" by Jan Fabre, 2002:











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made with one and a half million shells of the jewel beetle:



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''Many people thought I was crushing thousands of creatures,'' said Mr. Fabre, who was now stomping his right foot on the palace parquet floor. ''Truth is, Asian restaurants throw these hard wing covers away.''

Mr. Fabre and a team of almost 30 young assistants worked for three months to apply the swirls of carapaces to the ceiling and the high niches.

They honored the Belgian Queen Paola with a large P.

'has used light instead of paint to adorn the ceiling,'' Art curator Mr. Hoet wrote. ''He created a membrane of light.''

Commentators and critics variously said it was grandiose enough to be compared with the Sistine Chapel or to a classical Byzantine mosaic

There were some tense moments when it came to pasting thousands of the carapaces onto the chandelier in the center of the hall. ''At first the queen was a bit afraid for her chandelier,'' Mr. Fabre said. ''But it was essential. We tried, but without that, we only had a decorated ceiling that was flat, it sucks the eye toward the ceiling and makes the entire work three-dimensional.''

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Old March 22nd, 2010, 01:12 PM   #302
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Basilica dei Santissimi XII Apostoli (Rome)

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Old March 24th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #303
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St Vartan Armenian Cathedral - New York - 1968



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Old April 5th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #305
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Cathedral of St Panteleimon - New Athos Monastery - Abkhazia - English Wikipedia Entry



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Architect: Nikolai Nikitich Nikonov
Year: 1888-1900
Painted: 1911-1914
Sketches: Aleksei Vasilyevich Serebryakov
Chief of Painters: Mikhail Vasilyevich Molov
Team: Icon-Painters from Palekh and Ornament Painters from Moscow
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Old April 5th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #306
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Cosmovitrial botanical garden, Toluca, Mexico


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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #307
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Michael Catholic Church, Zeil am Main, Franconia, Germany

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Heiliggeistkirche, Munich (Germany)

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"Lady Chapel" (Einsiedeln Abbey) - 1719-1735 - architect Caspar Moosbrugger - Einsiedeln / Canton of Schwyz / Switzerland



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Gazi Husrev-beg's Mosque - 1531 - architect Mimar Sinan - artist Hazim Numanagić - Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina



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Old April 11th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #311
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Oops, forgot the ceiling:



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Old April 11th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #312
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Assumption Cathedral (Joseph-Volokolamsk Monastery) - 1688-1696 - architect Kondraty Mymrin

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The cathedral was painted after its construction but repainted in 1785–1787 in realistic manner. In 1904 these frescoes were washed off and the cathedral was again painted in canonical style (paperboard sketches by Ivan Sergeyevich Kuznetsov, chief of painters Nikolai Mikhailovich Safonov).
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Really amazing all of them!
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New Gračanica Monastery - Third Lake, Illinois - built in 1984 - frescoes by Theodore Jurewicz, 1995-1998

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Church of the Transfiguration on Iliyna Street - Novgorod (Russia) - ceiling by Theophanes the Greek, 1378



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Modern ceiling inside the Louvre - Less is More

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Adinath temple at Ranakpur


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Catedral Metropolitana de Brasília - Brazil


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Old May 27th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #319
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wow, i am impressed, thanks for the pics
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Seriously, can we somehow find a way to each slap the writer of the original article?

Fantastic pics guys - keep 'em coming.
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