Arts & Society Paper #3

Arts & Society Paper #3 - LORIS BEAUTIFUL BUILDING...

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NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION  Located in Washington, DC Conceived by Bishop Thomas J Shahan in early 1900s Crypt church in the lower level completed in 1926 - Remind worshipers of Catacombs of early Christian church - Ceiling decorated with ceramic medallions depicting God as Father,  Son, Holy Spirit; stations of the cross located around the sides Depression and WWII halted work until 1950s Great Upper Church dedicated in 1959 - Central Mosaic of Christ in Majesty is largest mosaic of Christ in the  world - Exterior of Great Crossing Dome has traditional symbols of Mary  done in polychrome tile LORI’S MEMORIES FIRST IMPRESSION - “When we first pulled up to it, the first thing I thought was ‘o my  God,’ look at the tower and all the stain glass windows!” - “The arches and entrances to each shrine were unique to one  another.” - “Inside was open but lots of little shrines everywhere.” - “Many different mosaic pieces.  Just unreal as to how many tiny  crystals and what material went into making it, so much time and  talent.” - “The landscape surrounding the shrine was just as beautiful.  It has  a lot to do with how you feel when you go in, beautiful on outside  then more likely to be beautiful on inside.” CHURCH
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