Tag: Sant Climent de Taüll @en

Anything is a lightning conductor but lightning

Antonio Ortega The instructions given to a novice draftsman to transfer notions of perspective to the composition of the drawing are very simple and intuitive: close to the horizon is far away, far from the horizon is near; large is near, small is far away, and we could continue with a list of other similar…

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Author: Antonio Ortega

Peccata Mundi, the ceremony-performance by Miralda

Lluís Alabern Peccata Mundi is an artistic ceremony-performance-installation, thought up by  Antoni Miralda (Velázquez Awards for Plastic Arts, 2018) based around a huge bedspread which reproduces the Agnus Dei from the Romanesque mural painting of Sant Climent de Taüll. This enormous tapestry was created in 1989 as a wedding present for the symbolic marriage that…

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Author: Lluís Alabern

Two hours at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya/1

Artur Ramon Whenever I accompany a foreign friend to the Museu Nacional I try to follow a chronological path in order to help him or her to grasp the magnitude of the collections in an orderly manner. I start with the Romanesque Art section and its “Sistine Chapel”, the misnamed Pantocrator by the Master of…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Curiosities of the collection: Medieval Art

With this post we continue the series Curiosities of the collection. The first article was about Modern Art and the second, Renaissance and Baroque. Hidden messages Here we see the Resurrection of Christ on the Gothic high altarpiece from the monastery of Santes Creus. At first sight there is nothing unusual about this painting: Christ…

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Author: Redacció museu

The mural painting transfer kitchen

Cheese, milk, gelatin and flour could be some of the ingredients placed on the desks in Franco Steffanoni’s restoration workshop. We are not talking about a cook here, but a restorer who works with works of art –to be precise, with material patrimonial assets (for nobody can deny that culinary dishes are works of art…

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Author: Núria Oriols

The virtual apse of Sant Climent de Taüll: a shared project

The church of Sant Climent de Taüll, situated in the valley of Boí (Alta Ribagorça) and declared a world heritage site of Humanity by UNESCO in the year 2000, has offered since 2013 an innovative presentation of its Romanesque paintings, by means of a virtual mapping video that recreates, within the greater apse and the…

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Author: Paz Marquès

Taking a close look at the Christ of Sant Climent de Taüll

Sant Climent de Taüll

How many times have we seen this image? Many, for sure. And more so, taking into account that it has recently been very present in the press. The discovery of the remains of paint, or the deeper layers, has been in the news, in the church itself of Sant Climent de Taüll and also the…

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Author: Núria Oriols