It looks like, but this post is not about religion! Nor doctrines nor dogmas nor anything related to it. Actually, it’s a piece of artistic gallery about how a church (the building itself) would look like in Middle-Earth.
Middle Ages left us a rich story behind. Sure, there are the ugly parts where the Catholic Church killed them all; but artistically the Church was the main power and propeller of the beauties of that time. Sculptures, paintings, everything flourished and there’s a vast and unique collection attributed to this troubled times.
Even glass was used for art. The glass of everyday life, a substance for utilities, changed into art. Stained glass is art to the nth degree and why not decorating our fictional Middle-Earth Church with some of it, illustrating the “saints” of our time and their deeds of fame and glory? THAT is what this post is about!
Close your eyes, open your mind, see with your imagination. The story of our land through stained glass!
(Click in each one to open a large and detailed view!)
What a beautiful work! Unfortunately I stumbled upon this through Sociedad Tolkien Paraguay Facebook Page and that’s as far as I can go giving credits to those images. If someone knows more about them, please tell me!
EDIT: Gorgûl Morianna helped with the author info here! It’s Jian Guo http://breathing2004.deviantart.com/. Thank you!!!
Anyway, they are fantastic designs for stained glass and it’d be breathtaking to see some of them for real in the windows of some Church….of Middle-Earth!