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Jesus with Dalle de Verre Surround

Rault Freres, Rennes, France

c. 1954

The original modernist chapel, influenced by the Minoru Yamasaki campus Master Plan, had corner fenestration, providing an ideal setting for the two modernist French windows that were to arrive some forty years later.

The Rault studio, uniquely among glass artists, use two forms of stained glass: conventional painted vitreous enamel for the figure, and dalle de verre (aka slab or faceted glass). The stained glass hovers as if free of gravity in front of the original and fortuitous corner glazing.

 

Jesus with Dalle de Verre Surround