Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Travel Tuesday: Medieval Paintings in Salamanca Cathedral, Spain

Christ enthroned above the terrors of Hell.

In my last Travel Tuesday post, I shared some photos of Spanish heraldry from Salamanca. This medieval university town is filled with early art. The cathedral is full of medieval wall paintings dating to the 13th and 14th century.

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Detail of the above with Mary and the Apostles.

The evil nobleman who redeems himself by sharing his cloak with a beggar was a popular legend in the Middle Ages.
Bishop's tomb.
Detail of vault over another tomb.
Doorway arch.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amazing how well they have fared over the years.

D.G. Hudson said...

Shades of Dante's Inferno. . .very impressive. I'd love to see that place in person. And thanks for showing the detail, Sean! That Bishop's tomb is nicely fitted into that space. I'm always interested in art, especially paintings that depict the times or the beliefs of the era.

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