XML
Title :

The capitals of San Juan de la Peña : narrative sequence and monastic spirituality in the Romanesque cloister

Author :
PATTON, Pamela A. ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Patton first identifies the contested subject matter of 12 capitals. The identification of these subjects, when combined with the known subjects of the other 19 capitals, permit her to reconstruct the cloister in a manner that both satisfies the structure's alternating plan and confirms the hypothesis of a linear narrative program. When the surviving capitals are envisioned in a sequence that obeys the cloister's established double-single alternation, with double capitals at the corner piers and quadruple clusters in the center of each gallery, a linear narrative falls into place. Patton further observes that the detailed, theatrical presentation of events from the life of Christ echoed pervasive spiritual concerns, and the pairing of these events with Genesis scenes in a transcendent cycle of Christian history revealed them in their most meaningful context. ;
Pagination/Size :
31 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Chapiteau ; Cloître ; Espagne ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Narration ; Roman (art) ; San Juan de la Peña (ancienne abbaye), Huesca (province, ESP) ; Sculpture ; Spiritualité ; Vie monastique ; 1100-1200 ;
Descriptors :
Capitals ; Christian iconography ; Cloisters ; Iconography ; Monastic life ; Narrative ; Romanesque ; San Juan de la Peña (old abbey), Huesca (province, ESP) ; Sculpture ; Spain ; Spirituality ; 1100-1200 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Studies in iconography, 1999, 20
INIST identifier :
24985478 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0148-1029 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;