Kōrero: Public, commercial and church architecture

St Joseph's, Dunedin (2 o 4)

St Joseph's, Dunedin

This interior view of St Joseph's Catholic Cathedral in Dunedin, looking towards the altar, was painted in 1890. As with other Gothic churches, verticality is emphasised through the pillars and arches. The building also includes a rose window, a common feature of Gothic cathedrals. The haze from the burning candles and incense gives the scene an atmospheric quality; the reduced scale of the pews and people makes the space appear larger than it actually is. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-066-013
Watercolour by William Mathew Hodgkins

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Ben Schrader, 'Public, commercial and church architecture - Buildings of substance, 1860 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/44757/st-josephs-dunedin (accessed 18 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Ben Schrader, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014