Barcelona Photoblog: Catalan Romanesque: Wood Carving

Monday, February 5, 2007

Catalan Romanesque: Wood Carving

Catalan Romanesque: Wood Carving
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The Virgin with Child, a wood carving quite common in old churches around Catalonia like the one I visited this weekend in Gualba de Dalt about 30 or 40 minutes away from Barcelona city by car. To learn more about Catalan Romanesque, visit the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC). The quality of the image is not good but I like it. The hieratic figures, the roses that look like brush strokes and the light give the image a special mood (in my opinion of course).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:53 PM

    This topic is very common also in our Lutheran churches, but no crowns on their heads, I think. I must take a sharper look at it :)
    The photo is good in my eyes.
    How old is this carving,do you know?
    They are some how very touching,
    perhaps because of their ingenuousness.


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