The Chichester Reliefs, c.1125, are a pair of reliefs illustrating the story of the raising of Lazarus. They are described by Zarnecki as ‘amongst the most outstanding works of art produced in medieval England’. They were rediscovered in 1829, hidden by woodwork just above the choir stalls of Chichester Cathedral. This first scene depicts Christ approaching Bethany, where Mary and Martha reach out to him in supplication. While we were inadvertently lucky enough to visit while the reliefs were being restored and therefore without protective screens, the first one was unlit, so we had to make do with the torch lights on our phones, making for some slightly eerie looking photographs #romanesque#12thcentury#medieval#cathedral#church#medievalart#medievalarchitecture#westsussex
J’ai répondu à l’invitation de Jacques Alexandre et de FrancePass.Tv. Pour l’émission littéraire Parenthèse, j’ai présenté mon premier roman, Une illusion parfaite, et mon travail littéraire et romanesque.
À retrouver sur YouTube ou sur ma page Facebook !
Photo by @emilia_romanica
The church of Saint-Rémy of Tresnay, 🇫🇷. Mentioned in 1130. Its Romanesque plan includes a single vaulted wooden nave, a transept and a choir with apse between two apsidioles. On the outside, the transept and the chevet have modillions carved with animals and masks.
St. Procopius church in #Strzelno is one of the most well-known examples of Romanesque architecture in #Poland and the largest of all preserved Romanesque rotundas. The exact date of construction of the church remains unknown. The church was erected in the 12th or at the turn of the 13th century. I’ve seen its pictures in probably every history book throughout my education at schools but never had a chance to see it myself, until now ;) || #Strzelno
Another detail of the glorious Romanesque church at Rosheim, c. 1140-50. This capital is equally charming and strange, carved with a full circle of 24 male heads. They're usually said to be monks, but they have haloes. Old Testament prophets, maybe?
Finnaly something different than baroque. For us the best one!
St. Rupert's Church is a Romanesque church in Vienna, Austria. Traditionally considered to be the oldest church in the city, St. Rupert's Church is dedicated to Saint Rupert of Salzburg, patron saint of the salt merchants of Vienna. The church is located in one of the oldest parts of the city, the section of the Roman Vindobona.
#st .ruprecht #vienna#romanesque#wandaawanderer#wanda#karel#karelfamily
The Facade of library of Celsus. Selçuk, Turkey 🇹🇷 This is all that remains of what was once the third largest library in the ancient world, (after Alexandria and Pergamon). It was built in honor of the Roman Senator Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus (completed in 135 AD) by Celsus' son, Gaius Julius Aquila (consul, 110 AD). Celsus had been consul in 92 AD, governor of Asia in 115 AD, and a wealthy and popular local citizen. He was a native of nearby Sardis and amongst the earliest men of purely Greek origin to become a consul in the Roman Empire and is honored both as a Greek and a Roman on the library itself.
The library was built to store 12,000 scrolls and to serve as a monumental tomb for Celsus.The style of the library, with its ornate, balanced, well-planned façade, reflects the Greek influence on Roman architecture. The building materials, brick, concrete, and mortared rubble, signify the new materials that came into use in the Roman Empire around the 2nd century AD.
The interior of the library and all its books were destroyed by fire in the devastating earthquake that struck the city in 262. Only the facade survived. About 400 AD, the library was transformed into a Nymphaeum. The facade was completely destroyed by a later earthquake, likely in the late Byzantine period
Bebenhausen Abbey was a Cistercian monastery and was built around 1183. After the Reformation, the abbey buildings were used as a school, a hunting palace for the kings of Württemberg, and the legislative assembly of the former State of Württemberg-Hohenzollern. 🇩🇪