Altarpiece Géraudot

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Eglise Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul
Rue du Général Bertrand
10220 Géraudot
Latitude: 48.307551
Longitude: 4.321838
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Presentation

Yes, I’m a witness, to the triumph of the classical style of architecture imported from Italy . We are near 1540. I look like those temporary festive arches constructed in Troyes for the entry of one of the C16th kings : a big central arcade with two smaller ones on each side, separated by smooth double columns surmounted by Corinthian capitals. In this thus delimited decor, three pictures depict the events masterfully : on the left Jesus arrives bearing his cross aided by Simon of Cyrene on his way to Golgotha where they’re preparing his crucifixion, on the right, Christ is rising from the tomb and has thrown the soldiers who guarded it on the ground. There’s so much happening and I’m at the centre of all the events of this drama represented simultaneously : Christ on the cross with the two thieves beside him : the good thief on his right at peace, the bad thief on his left twisted by anguish, Mary Magdalene hugs the wooden cross, the Roman soldiers on horseback, the virgin Mary who faints… what vitality 


Prix et dates

Free access

Depending on the season. You can contacting the intercommunal tourism office by info@pnrfo.org

Coordonnées

Altarpiece Géraudot
Rue du Général Bertrand
10220 Géraudot

Tel 03 25 43 38 88
Mail info@pnrfo.org