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Romanesque Art

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Lucianna Menendez

on 14 April 2015

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Altar frontal of the Apostles from La Seu d’Urgell
What media is used to create it:
Tempera and remnants of coloured metallic leaf on panel
Taller de La Seu d’Urgell
Date the work was created:
12th Century
Where it was created:
It comes from an undetermined church of the diocese of La Seu d' Urgell.
Where it resides now:
Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya
Where I found the image:
In English the title of this painting says, " Altar front of the Apostles from La Seu d' Urgell". This Altar fronts were very common, and used to simply decorate the front part of an altar.
This painting is one of the oldest preserve altar frontal.
In the painting, Christ is sitting in the middle of two circles and he is surrounded by his twelve apostles whom seem to be standing in a triangular form. The two circle were what most attracted me of this painting, as I've never seen it before,I looked it up an apparently is something they used to use in Carolingian dynasty. In all, the painting is a Masterpiece, with a variety of colors that were properly used, as the painting does not seem to loaded, and the apostles standing in a triangular way versus Christ sitting in two circles, demonstrates how much superior Christ is
What media was used to create it:
gilded gold, and enamel.
created by a goldsmith
second quarter of the twelve century.
Where it

was created:
Catalunya, Spain.

resides now:
Museu National D'art de Catalunya.
Where I found the Image:
When I saw this sense, it brought me
memories of my childhood, as in mass
the priest would walk with one of this,
and some burning incense, but only
where there was a celebration of God.
This a gilder copper and enamel censer

decorated with two birds, standing in a
branches, who seem to be facing the
item in the middle, that looks like a
hear. In the background there is also a
sort of heart, that has a rhomboid form in

the middle. On top there is a hoop, where is
from where you hand it from a chain.
It is amazing how many items go so far back, this censer is definitely a treasure.
Cross with
the Crucified
Copper en
graving and gold with
enamel application.
created by a
Limoges , circa
Where it was created
Origins Unknown
Where it resdies now:
Museu National D'art
de Catalunya.
Image from:

This is a beautiful representation of
Christ being crucified.Even though the
sculpture is missing a lot of decorations, including that it used to be completely blue,is still has a lot of details that set it
Where Christ is stretching his hands, on the left corner you can see a tiny image of Mary, and on the other side Saint John. Also, on the top of the cross, there is the hand of God reaching down, and at the bottom, Adam leaving the tomb.

The decorations also include all those tiny circles, which only if you pay close attention contain a motif flower in the middle.
What attracted me to it in the first place, where the colorful circles. as ive seen many crosses in my life but not quite like this one. It upsets me not having had the opportunity to see it on its best days.
Romanesque Art
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