Amiens, Notre-Dame Cathedral - Marc Haegeman Photography

Cathedral in technicolor

The cleaning campaign of the cathedral's west facade in 1992-99 revealed the largely intact polychromy of the portals and shed new light on our understanding of medieval iconography. The common sombre, greyish appearance of our church portals turned out to be vividly coloured ensembles, reflecting a totally different approach of decorative painting.
Each evening during the summer months a projection of HD digital images allows to relive the cathedral in all its original polychrome glory.

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