Medieval Europe + Byzantine
- Historiated capitals, Church of Sant Miquel, Camarasa (Noguera)
- Virgin from Ger
- Wise and Foolish Virgins, Sant Quirze de Pedret
- The Painted Apse of Sant Climent, Taüll, with Christ in Majesty
- Camel from San Baudelio de Berlanga
- Conservation: Cast of the Pórtico de la Gloria
By the Victoria & Albert Museum. The Portico de la Gloria is one of the most remarkable monuments of Romanesque art. It is intricately carved with biblical scenes, interspersed with prophets, saints and angles. In 1866, the Museum commissioned the Italian plaster maker, Domenico Brucciani, to journey to Spain to produce a copy of it. This cast is over 17 metres wide. It determined the dimensions of the Cast Courts, which were built in 1873 to display this and other monumental copies of architecture and artworks from around the world. Find out more about our Cast Courts: https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/cast-collection. Created by Smarthistory.
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- why are the statues cheeks so red?(2 votes)
- It appears that much of the statuary was originally painted. Could it be that such red pigment as was mixed into the colors put on the hands and feet somehow penetrated the stone, but most all of everything else flaked off over time? In other words, the other stuff merely got painted, but hands and feet got stained.(1 vote)