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Corpus Christi
    Through the series « Corpus Christi », I wished to highlight the architectural aesthetic of the new places of worship and  their hymn to minimalism, which has represented a genuine creative inspiration in modern religious architecture.
Participating in a movement initiated in the 1920s and perpetuated by great architects such as Guillaume Gillet, Gottfried Böhn and Auguste Perret, most of these churches were built in the 1950-60s.

Scattered throughout Europe and the world, they reveal a new conception of the sacred, a representation of the divine imbued with modernity, thus triggering a debate and a rejection from some architects and members of the clergy.

  I have chosen to capture this break with centuries of architectural tradition, the choice of materials; reinforced concrete, plastic, crystal, diffusion of diaphanous or bright light, and to draw the viewer’s attention to the altar at the bottom of the picture, respecting a perfect symmetry, while the height of the building confronts our smallness to the greatness of the sacred.

 This work also insists that many unique interiors could be made for the same type of institution.

Christie Auferstehung - Köln - Gottfried Böhm - 1957
 St Martin - Donges - Jean Dorian - 1957
Notre Dame de Royan - Guillaume Gillet - 1958
 Kirche am Hohenzollernplatz - Berlin - Fritz Hoger - 1933
 St Engelbert - Köln - Dominikus Böhm - 1931
St Antonius - Basel - Karl Moser - 1927
Ste Mary of the assumption - San Francisco - Pietro Belluschi - 1971
Notre dame du Chêne - Viroflay - Frères Sainsaulieu - 1966
St Joseph - Le Havre - Auguste Perret - 1956
St Ludwig - Saarelouis - Gottfried Böhm - 1970
St Jean Boscot - Paris - Dimitrou Rotter - 1937
St Paulus - Saarbrucken - Fritz Thoma - 1961
Santo Volto - Torino - Mario Botta - 2006
St Rémy - Baccarat - Nicolas Kazis - 1957
Ste Thérèse - Metz - André Remondet - 1959