Films of the Romanesque Sculpture of the Pilgrimage Roads to Santiago de Compostela.
Original short films, each devoted to a single Romanesque site presenting the sculpted imagery in detail, with specially composed music by Martin A Smith
Video of Romanesque facade of Saint Gabriel de Tarascon in Provence
Romanesque Facade Notre-Dame-la-Grande Poitiers
West porch Romanesque sculpted doorway arch of the abbey of Sainte-Marie des Dames at Saintes
Video tympanum of the Virgin at la Charité-sur-Loire
Romanesque portal relief of the Transfiguration at La Charité sur Loire
Video Romanesque facade of Saint Trophime d’Arles
Video Tympanum Saint-Pierre Carennac
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Video of Romanesque porch relief of La Porte Miègeville at Saint Sernin de Toulouse first decade of twelfth century.
Video: North Porch Tympanum Saint-Etienne de Cahors An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration: 3.04
Video: Abbaye de Beaulieu sur Dordogne South Porch Romanesque Relief An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration 4:20
Arguably the greatest achievement of its type, the Conques porch relief sculpture is testament both to the power of the cult of a saint’s relics and the importance of the pilgrimage to Compostela.
The double tympanum relief sculpture of the south transept entrance at the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, dated 1101-10
Jaca Cathedral West Porch Tympanum
Santa Cruz de la Seros West Porch Tympanum
Saint-Pierre at Melle is one of three Romanesque churches to be found in the Poitevin town on the Tours Road halfway between Poitiers and Saintes.
The church of Saint-Pierre-de-la Tour at Aulnay de Saintonge is perhaps the finest example of the Poitevin style of Romanesque. The southern transept porch features a complex iconographic programme of the Apocalypse. For more information...
The great collegiate church was the largest of the Romanesque pilgrimage churches and the shrine of Saint Saturninus. La Porte de Comtes was the south transept porch. It features a sculptural programme devote to the Parable of the Rich Man...
The Benedictine abbey of Santo Domingo lies a short distance south of Burgos. The remarkable cloister features one of the most sublime images in all of Romanesque sculpture: the Journey to Emmaus and Christ depicted as a pilgrim to...
Sangüesa on the border between the kingdoms of Navarre and Aragon was a town which developed into an important pilgrimage halt when the inhabitants were granted a charter allowing them privileges to practice trades and crafts which serviced...
The palatine basilica at Leòn was an important station on the pilgrimage road to Compostela. Learn more here.
The pilgrimage abbey church of Conques home to the reliquary statue of Sainte Foy and major station on the Puy Road to Santiago de Compostela. Go to the Conques page for more information.
The porch of the cathedral at Oloron-Sainte-Marie on the Toulouse Route to Compostela. Oloron is the gateway to the Somport pass across the Pyrenees. Go to the page dedicated to Oloron for more information
Video of the Romanesque facade of the church of San Miguel at Estella which stands on a hilltop overlooking the Compostelan pilgrimage road in Navarre
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The twelfth century convent church of Santa Marta de Tera is located at some distance south of the Camino Francès on the Via de la Plata route from Merida. Its southern porch features spandrel reliefs of Saint John and Saint James the patron...
The sculptural ensemble of the southern narthex entrance to the Cluniac abbey of Moissac is one of the undoubted high points of the art of Romanesque sculpture.
The great Marian shrine of Le Puy gave its name to one of the four French routes to Compostela. It had a long standing history as one of the most pilgrimage centres in France due to its miracle working Black Madonna. The architecture of cathedral...