Me too, I mean it's a still life but wow. Off to look at that in a bit more detail.
Certainly eye-catching, if a bit garish as you say.Decided to visit Worcester cathedral yesterday. Amid the medieval and Victorian architecture I was a bit surprised to see this frontal at the high altar. Not a good fit to my mind, a bit garish maybe considering its location within the cathedral, dunno.
Just out of view is King John's tomb.
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Yes it is eye-catching and I suppose some would think a piece of modernism is quite fitting for a cathedral, I mean I've seen some interesting pieces of modernism and post-modernism in cathedrals before, just not around the high altar.Certainly eye-catching, if a bit garish as you say.
The hanging in front of the altar made by local artists in 1969 shows the colours of the liturgical year and represents the Cathedral’s pinnacles reflected in the waters of the river Severn flowing nearby.
Sometimes Lichfield cathedral puts up temporary galleries of a local(ish) artists in the aisle and hosts musical performances from the likes of cellists to more contemporary stuff as well as their choral stuff. I have no objections to this myself because it opens itself up to the outside a little and brings people in thus generating a bit of revenue too. That said the type of people this sort of thing attracts are not normally there for the purpose of worship.I don't see any point in mixing two such very different styles, unless it's to make an ecclesiastical political point i.e. we are not bound by tradition. I wouldn't put neo-gothic artefacts in a modern concrete-box church nor would I put such an antependium in any church more than a hundred years old.