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Kutna Hora cathedral - Czech Republic (homage to Cubism)

So, while in Prague last October (2008) and after seeing a lot of art (particularly Cubism) we got on a bus to Kutna Hora, a couple of hours drive away. I had heard about the 'church of bones' that resides there, and that was my main reason for wanting to visit Kutna Hora, to photograph that church. (Watch this space for the results of that part of the excursion).


As it turned out the tour we were on only gave us fifteen minutes at the 'church of bones', which was very disappointing - but that, of course, is another story (again, watch this space!)


So, we moved on to this place - Kutna Hora cathedral. It was here that I realised that I don't really like being rushed along on guided tours, they get in the way of my photographic ambitions and all of the information goes into one ear and ... etc. I rebelled and did my own thing which as you can see was take all of the photos that make up this montage, roughly about 70.


Its quite a modern cathedral, similar in colour to the one at Wells, but with larger cavernous spaces. It has very high ceilings and an airy quality of light, which fell onto areas of the well crafted stone floors like laser beams, fattened by the sun.


Some of my montages in their initial stages come together quite figuratively with an obvious sense of space. (This usually bores me!) So I take them through other processes - 'mirroring' or 'overlaying' to find something extra in them, to reveal something new or unexpected about the building.


This one did not work out like that, it needed no extra processing as it refused to be figurative from the outset. Instead it revealed itself as a homage to the Cubist paintings, drawings, sculptures, furniture and architecture that are so prevalent in the galleries and museums of modern art in the Czech Republic.

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Taken on March 13, 2009