St Luke's Church, Wallsend - east window

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    "'Crucifixion' by Wilhelmina Geddes (1922) - a memorial to the men of the parish killed in the First World War. 'One of the top ten best stained glass windows in the world.' 'One of the finest windows north of the Alps'. 'Of exceptional high quality and having a far deeper glow and colour and a far more violent expression than by any other artists of that time anywhere else in the country.' (Nikolaus Pevsner). 'To see this Geddes is to recognise, like scales falling from the eyes, that nothing quite matches the highest quality stained glass for intensity of artistic experience. I stared at and absorbed it for a good ten minutes. Only a pesonal visit can suffice, photographs cannot convey the way it commands the whole interior.' (Mathew Saunders). The Irish stained glass artist [[3686608]], Wilhelmina Geddes (1887–1955) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelmina_Geddes was described as ‘the greatest stained glass artist of our time’ (Times obituary 1955) Wallsend Local History Society - Tower of Glass http://www.wallsendhistory.btck.co.uk/Campaign/Articles Times Higher Education - Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work, by Nicola Gordon Bowe https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-wilhelmina-geddes-nicola-gordon-bowe-four-courts-press" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2016.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4996991
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 248 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-06-14
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