Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes

Église Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes, rue Saint-Ferdinand, Paris
Église Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes
Rue Saint-Ferdinand, 17e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“This church was built between 1937 and 1957 (after an interruption during the war) to make up for the narrowness of Notre Dame of Compassion. Of Roman Byzantine style, this building of Paul Théodon, Frédéric Bertrand and Pierre Durand is quite modern. Its façade spreads out through a lacework of vaulted arches whereas the believer is welcomed by imposing low reliefs by Georges Muguet, representing Saint Thérèse and Saint Ferdinand. Even though the interior was decorated by fifteen different artists, it testifies of a great harmony owed to a same thematic centered around the Saint Sacraments, and to a same technical approach, those of primitive Italians. An important thing to note, the chapiters of the pillars of the choir present decorations which are quite interesting.”
(Church Saint-Ferdinand-des-Ternes, Patryst - La culture à la carte)

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Aha! I'm visiting Paris again!

Andy said...

It's an eye catching scene to behold.