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Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll

Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll

This is one of the masterpieces of the European Romanesque. Its genius lies in the way it combines elements from different Biblical visions (Revelation, Isaiah and Ezekiel) to present the Christ of the Day of Judgement. Christ appears from the background causing a movement outwards from the centre of the composition, which is presided by the ornamental sense of the outlines and the skilful use of colour to create volume. The exceptional nature of this work by the Master of Taüll and its pictorial strength have reached out to modernity and fascinated twentieth-century avant-garde artists like Picasso and Francis Picabia.

Master of Taüll
Medieval Romanesque Art
Painting
Circa 1123

Virtual reconstruction and mapping of the Church of Sant Climent de Taüll

Lat : 41.3684Lng : 2.15357
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1 year

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