Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Frejus Cloister Paintings

The paintings are ceiling shingles, maybe a foot wide and 5 inches high, scores of them, hundreds originally, but many faded beyond recognition. They were done in the mid-14th century, not a good time in some places, but after the worst of the Plague was over. In any case, they are interesting, often amusing, and highly suggestive of what was on the artist's (artists'?) mind(s). I'll just post the best of them in one long e-pistle.
The double-decker cloister; paintings only on the ground floor
ceilings

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Taking in the educational video; we had the place to ourselves
as usual; except for a couple nuns




















Fascinating place

1 comment:

Tawana said...

J. K. Rowling might have gotten her ideas for fantastic beasts from these paintings!