La Cité fête ses 10 ans

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For the 10th anniversary of the Cité d’Architecture, SpectreLab studio highlights some treasures from the collection of the Museum of French Monuments, one of the oldest museums dedicated to architecture. Here is the cast (scale 1) of the portal of the cathedral of Amiens (mid-thirteenth century). Lighting simulates polychromy as it could be defined from scientific research. Technology allows us the fascinating rediscovery of these kind of monuments as they were originally designed.

A l’occasion des 10 ans de La Cité d’Architecture, le studio SpectreLab met en lumière certains trésors de la collection du Musée des Monuments français, l’un des plus anciens musées dédié à l’architecture. Ici, le moulage (échelle 1) du portail de la cathédrale d’Amiens (milieu du XIIIème siècle). L’éclairage simule la polychromie telle que l’on peut la définir à partir des recherches scientifiques. La technologie permet ainsi la redécouverte passionnante de ces monuments tels qu’ils ont été conçus.

https://www.citedelarchitecture.fr/fr/article/sculpture-monumentale

2 thoughts on “La Cité fête ses 10 ans”

  1. With great appreciation for esteemed Paris correspondent Berangere … not only for this lovely photograph, but also for otherwise illuminating for us a French tradition, and its devoted caretakers. What a painstaking effort! And thank you to Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard for their part in sharing beauties and other elements of Paris with Seattle. Lovely!

  2. With great appreciation for esteemed Paris correspondent Berangere … not only for this lovely photograph, but also for otherwise illuminating for us a French tradition, and its devoted caretakers. What a painstaking effort! And thank you to Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard for their part in sharing beauties and other elements of Paris with Seattle. Lovely!

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