Trois vitraux (Three Windows)
Chapelle of Champenay
67420 Commune of Plaine
The artistic alteration work of three windows in Champenay chapel is the first intervention in a religious site on the CEAAC Contemporary Art Route. This installation was planned at the request of the Plaine-Champenay Town Hall, just after the restoration of the chapel : the production is a dialogue between the artists Lothar Quinte and Sibylle Wagner.
The artist Lothar Quinte was a stained glass maker at the start of his career. The two windows in his installation, one blue and the other red, involve precision gradation of colour and light : to bring out the original contour of the window, the colour decreases in intensity near to the frame. The same type of gradation is apparent in the stained glass work by Sibille Wagner which is made up of minute pieces of yellow glass which brighten the bottom of the window. The Trois Vitraux (Three Windows) in primary colours can also be seen as a representation of the Trinity.