Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some Romanesque or Romanesque Inspired Altars

The recent post from Le Barroux put me to mind of a style of altar which is worthy of wider imitation; the Romanesque. Here are some particular examples, mainly from a monastic context, both modern and ancient, which show forth some of its potentialities. It bears a simplicity, but one characterized by dignity, nobility and gravitas.

21st century side altar, Clear Creek Monastery

20th century altar from a Belgian Abbey

Abbey of Le Barroux

Notre Dame d'Avenas, France

Finally, just a little Romanesque treat from the Abbey of Sant'Antimo in Tuscany.

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