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The myriads of riders, Angers

The myriads of riders, Angers
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-19
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-30 4:02
Viewed: 5734
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 19th, 2009
Angers 490007 49000
Maine-et-Loire Pays de la Loire
47,471 -0,556 30 m

The myriads of Riders.

On sight.
Other sight.

Tableau of the tapestry of the visible Apocalypse in the Castle of Angers known as King René castle.

_Wearing typical armours of the 14th century, riders coming from the Hell to cause the war between the men, here still typical with their time, charges terrified crowd inducing the mental pains and physics inflicted by the fifth trumpets of the Apocalypse of Saint-Jean.
In this allegorical tapestry, the symbols are numerous, by the signs, the figures, the numbers, the colors, the characters, clothing and the facies. The representations of the characters describe the political situation of the 14th century.
Among the symbols, one identifies one of the riders, Prince Noir, son of Edouard III, famous for his cruelty. The horses have heads of leopard which appears on the British blazon. It appears a helmet of Burgundian allied of the English, and a scimitar buckwheat.

_L'Apocalypse, which means catastrophe or revelation, reports the combat between the good and the evil, the fight between God and the Devil, to save humanity, confrontation which concluded by the victory from Christ and the Church in the Heavenly Jerusalem.
Seven trumpets announce the dramatic events which occur on the Earth. Each tableau comprises a reader upright, interpreted like Saint-Jean the Evangelist.
The Apocalypse.

_Le Castle of King René shelters the Tapestry of the Apocalypse today, in a long gallery, celebrates hanging dating from the Middle Ages, illustrating the last Gospel, reporting the Apocalypse according to Saint-Jean the Evangelist written at the 1st century under the reign of the roman emperor Domitien, probably by a disciple of Saint-Jean, too old.
Ordered in 1373 by Louis 1st of Anjou, and completed around 1382, this hanging without towards, largest ever woven in Europe, whose tableaus were designed by Jean Bondol says “Hennequin de Bruges”, was manufactured in the workshop of Nicolas Bataille, by Robert Poisson.
Of the 140 meters and the 850 m² initial, and the six parts of 23 meters length and 6 meters in height, there remain only 104 meters representing 69 complete tableaus.

_The year 2009 is the 600th birthday of the birth of King Rene, René 1st of Anjou, known as Good King René, born on January 16th, 1409 in Angers, duke of Anjou of 1434 with its death, on July 10th, 1480 in Aix-en-Provence, and buried with the cathedral of Angers.
_Barded titles, Good King René, was inter alia, duke consort of Lorraine of 1431 to 1453, and thus the CROSS of ANJOU, symbolic system of the dukes of Anjou, became the well-known CROSS OF LORRAINE, which thus owes its form with the Christian cross, added of a cross-piece to the top of Christ, carrying the text of Pontius Pilate: “Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews” (INRI).

Angers is a French commune, located in the department of Maine-et-Loire of the area of the Pays de la Loire, populated of 151179 Angevins in 1999, distributed out of 44 km ², that is to say 3407 hab./km².

Angers is the prefecture of the department of Maine-et-Loire, and the old capital of Anjou, located at the edge of Maine, close to its confluence with the Loire.
The city is classified with the world heritage of UNESCO.

It is a familiar city of which I know well the Chevrollier college and the campus of Belle-Beille.

Histoire of Angers, according to Wikipedia.

My images of Angers.

On sight.
Other sight.

15s 8

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-08-30 4:51]

Bonjour Joël,

très efficace digitalisation de l'oeuvre. Je peux voir jusqu'à la texture. La note aussi est excellente. Débiteur partager avec nous les images et la note!

Bonjour Joël,

Une reproduction parfaite de cet élément de tapisserie. Les détails et les couleurs douces, un peu passées, sont magnifiquement cpatés. Vraiment du grand travail de précision.
Bon dimanche,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2009-08-30 6:19]

Bonsoir joel

This superbly documented detail of the ancient artwork, reminds me of the Bayeux Tapestry. England & France are now firm friends, & trading partners, so maybe there's hope for man?

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7884 W: 56 N: 6322] (45351)
  • [2009-08-30 7:01]

Excelente enquadramento e exposição da bonita arte. As cores estão uma beleza. Muito bom trabalho fotográfico



Bonjour Joël
Elle est superbe cette tapisserie avec ses couleurs délavées. Tu l'as très bien cadrée et tu y as ajouté une note intéressante.
Je te souhaite une bonne soirée.

Ciao caro Joel,
stupenda rappresentazione di questo prezioso arazzo, accompagnata da interessanti note. E' sempre molto interessante scoprire i significati delle opere d'arte del medioevo, perchè ogni dettaglio non era mai casuale ma era un simbolo che parlava a chi lo guardava. Condividere questa opera d'arte è stata una ottima idea, bravo!
Ciao, passa una buona settimana!

Bonsoir Joel.
Ce tableau est bien réprésenté, sous une lumiére diffondue.
Très bon rendu de la surface du tissu.
Bien vu.
Amicalement, Bobo.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-08-30 15:30]

Bonsoir Joël,
Une superbe tapisserie est bien conservé malgré ses antugüedad. Une représentation très particulière de l'Apocalypse accompagné d'une bonne note.
Excellente réalisation.

Bonsoir Joël,

L'utilisation d'un trépied et d'une vitesse d'exposition de 15 secondes donnent une belle image. La prise de vue a capturé les détails et les couleurs de la tapisserie. L'image est claire et nette. Bonne soirée.


Ciao Joel,
bellissimo il dettaglio di questo arazzo, chiara e ricca di significati la scena.
ottimo lavoro

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13815 W: 0 N: 16049] (169342)
  • [2009-08-31 1:36]

Hello Joël,

Quelle tapisserie, un voit superbement tous les détails, quel beau rendu des dessin, la perfection, sueprbe image.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-09-01 2:03]

La composition est superbe, Joel. Ta realization est au niveau. Tres reconnaissant de ton choix et de ta note. Un point de plus pour la France.


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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2009-09-01 4:30]

Hi Joel! A important picture in the wall of castle with interesting subject Amazing the arrest the photographing and the note of subject Impressive total work

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