Medieval gothic cathedrals' walls were not entirely white as most appear today, but were once decorated with colorful murals that harmonized with the stained glass windows. Here's an well-preserved example in the fabulous Cathédrale Saint-Etienne de Bourges.
polychrome: polychromatic, multicolored
|Quand les Cathédrales Etaient Peintes, by art historian and world specialist of gothic and religious architecture, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg. Editions Gallimard.|
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