Articles on Romanesque churches in France

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Saint Pierre d’Aulnay – A Masterpiece of Romanesque Sculpture

Saint Pierre d’Aulnay is one of the great treasures of Romanesque art in Western France. This article discusses the programme of sculptures, looking at possible sources of influence and suggesting other Romanesque churches that, in turn, were influenced by the sculptures at Aulnay.

Abbaye-aux-Dames, Saintes (Notre-Dame) and its sculpture – styles and motifs.

The church of Abbaye-aux-Dames, Saintes, has one of the most sumptuously decorated facades in Western France. This illustrated article looks at the sculptures and discusses the motifs and styles of the sculptures involved.

The Romanesque Cloisters of Languedoc and the surrounding area.

This long article describes fourteen Romanesque cloisters of Languedoc and the surrounding area. It discusses the sculptures, the origin of some of the motifs and what influences the sculptures had on the decoration of Romanesque churches elsewhere.

The Maître de Cabestany

A sculptured tympanum, now in a church near Perpignan, has a distinctive and unusual style. There has been a lively debate about who the sculptor was, where he trained, what other works might be attributed to him and what other Romanesque churches have sculptures that reflect his influence.

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