Day 301: Something Beautiful—Divine Detail

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year.

Paris. September 2013. Ste. Chappelle. In keeping with the last two days of looking closer at the magnificent detail often overlooked for the spectacular whole, I give you the lower walls of Ste. Chappelle. Below the phenomenal windows are these exquisite pillars and painted walls. Darker and secondary to the radiant windows, they overwhelm in thinking of the time and resources that went into absolutely every part of the chapel. How long did it take to paint each circular motif? Who painted it? Did s/he wonder how it would ever be finished? Or did the artist wonder about seeing it complete? Beautiful, divine detail.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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