From: Paris, France
This chapel was ordered by Louis IX to house many different relics for the church, such as the Crown of thorns, the Metal lance used to pierce Christ's side, Vinegar Soaked sponge, and Nail used in the crucifixion. The entire walls of the chapel as completely decorated in beautiful stained glass to let in an unearthly amount of colored light into the chapel. There is so much stained glass inside the chapel that it accounts for three-quarters of the entire structure. This chapel is a masterful example of the Gothic style of Rayonnant or radiant style of high Gothic, which has a greater concern for two dimensional surfaces and the repetition of decorative art works, rather than great scale.
Why This Artwork?
This artwork was chosen to show later styles of Gothic architecture, such as the Rayonnant style, of which this is a masterful example.