Saturday, 2 April 2016

Cluny, farinier, part 4 of 8 (The Virtues and/or The Liberal Arts)

The farinier (granary, or literary flower barn) on the premises of the former abbey of Cluny contains a permanent display of 8 capials from the choir of Cluny III.

The Virtues and/or The Liberal Arts
Click here for the fourth album of a series of eight. This capital is called "The Virtues and/or The Free Arts".
Each of the four sides show a human figure in a hexagonal mandorla.
Conant saw these as depictions of the three theological virtues (faith, hope and love), others interpreted them as depictions of four of the seven liberal arts.

The Virtues and/or The Liberal Arts

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