Bucket List, Sights

See: Sigmar Polke’s windows at Grossmüster, Zürich

Agate window by Sigmar Polke, 2009, Grossmuenster Cathedral, Zurich

Agate window by Sigmar Polke, 2009, Grossmuenster Cathedral, Zurich.

In 2006, Sigmar Polke won the invited competition to design church windows for the Grossmünster in Zürich. It has taken three years to complete this ambitious project. Seven windows in the western part of the nave consist of sliced agate, creating brightly luminous walls of stone. The five windows to the east depict five figures from the Old Testament in stained glass. They can be interpreted as precursors of Jesus and thus relate to the Christ child in the choir windows by Augusto Giacometti. Sigmar Polke has intertwined various axes and levels of time, ranging from geological and biblical times to Romanesque art and the present day.

Press release from the Grossmünster website.

This one’s for the bucket list.

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