Thursday, June 21, 2012

UNDER COLOR

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 Cath├ędrale Saint-Etienne de Bourges.

Vocabulary
polychrome:  polychromatic, multicolored


Quand les Cath├ędrales Etaient Peintes, by art historian and world specialist of gothic and religious architecture, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg. Editions Gallimard.

















©2012 P.B. Lecron

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