Art in Faith

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Unknown Artist. Virgin and Child (Morgan Madonna). Auvergne FRANCE. 2nd half of 12th century

1x Virgin and Child (Morgan Madonna). Auvergne FR. 2nd half of 12th century

Virgin and Child (Morgan Madonna)

Unknown Artist

2nd half of the 12th century

Auvergne FRANCE

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Unknown Artist. Christ in Judgement. West façade of Cathédrale Saint-Trophîme d’Arles. Arles FRANCE. mid-12th century

Christ in Judgement

Unknown Artist

West façade of Cathédrale Saint-Trophîme d’Arles

Arles (Département Bouches-du-Rhône. Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) FRANCE

mid-12th century

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Unknown Artist. Crucifijo de don Fernando el Magno y doña Sancha (Crucifix of King Fernando the Great and Queen Sancha). circa 1063

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Reverse

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Crucifijo de don Fernando el Magno y doña Sancha (Crucifix of King Feranando the Great of Castilla y León and Queen Sancha)

Unknown Artist

circa 1063

Real Colegiata Basílica de San Isidoro de León

León (Province of León. Autonomous Community of Castilla y León)  SPAIN

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This is one of the greatest surviving medieval Romanesque legacies, being equalled only by the roughly contemporaneous “King of the Confessorscrucifix, the Bury St Edmonds Cross of Master Hugo. Interestingly enough, both are ivory carvings, and both are similar in style, hinting that their creators trained under a New Roman master in a Constantinople atelier… not surprising, as “The City” was the centre of civilised life in Europe at the time (it was by no means a “Dark Age” as “Enlightenment” commentators called it). Just as people flock to New York today, and as they went to Paris in the Belle Epoque, they went to Constantinopolis the Golden in the tenth and eleventh centuries. Nea Romana was the beacon of sophistication, artistry, and literacy for nearly a millennium, and this cross (and the similar Bury St Edmonds cross) show the marks of that influence…

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Unknown Artist. Tympanum of the Puerta del Cordero (Portal of the Lamb). Real Colegiata Basílica de San Isidoro de León. León SPAIN. 12th century

Tympanum of the Puerta del Cordero (Portal of the Lamb)

Unknown Artist

12th century

Real Colegiata Basílica de San Isidoro de León

León (Province of León. Autonomous Community of Castilla y León)  SPAIN 

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