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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Art of Light

Esau gives up his birthright in exchange for a meal of pottage.



Art of Light: German Renaissance Stained Glass is one of the National Gallery's latest exhibitions [in London] running to 17 February 2008.

The climax of the exhibition is a full-sized recreation of a magnificent stained glass window from the Abbey of Mariawald.

The window shows beautiful landscapes and biblical scenes including a representation of Genesis 25:29-34 wherein Esau, desperately hungry, gives up his birthright in exchange for a meal of pottage.

The window is considered by many to represent the finest work of glass painters of the early 16th century