Monday, June 23, 2008

Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture

I received a very kind comment from Juliana Lees, the webmaster of a fascinating site on Romanesque Architecture and Sculpture. The site is called The Green Man of Cercles

The site obviously is the product of the great deal of work and effort which Mrs Lees and her husband have expended on this subject. If one didn`t know much about the subject before visiting the site, one will not have the same problem afterwards.

The pictures in picasweb could probably be used profitably on a university course on the subject, and knowing the net, probably will.

Perhaps some might be put off by the references in Romanesque art to pagan sources. One should not. Christian artists simply employed the art and symbols of their day and "Christianised" them.

I hope you enjoy the site as much as I did.

P.S. I would have sent a private note to Mrs Lees, but unfortunately she did not give me her e-mail address and there does not appear to be a way to contact her via her website.