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The Prudence, Nantes

The Prudence, Nantes
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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: 2007-03-24
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley, Sevre-Nantaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-14 7:37
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 24, 2007
Nantes 440109 44000
Loire-Atlantique Pays-de-la-Loire
47.217 -1.55 7 m

The Prudence, described if after, flowering ash the tomb of François II, 1435-1488, Duke of Brittany and his two wives, Marguerite of Brittany and Marguerite de Foix.

(Interior of the Cathedral of Nantes, dedicated to Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul, whose construction was spread out over 457 years. 15th century: the frontage. 16th century: the great nave and colatéraux. 17th century: the southern transept. 19th century: the northern transept, central transept, chorus and apsidal chapels. Started on April 14, 1434, the cathedral is inaugurated on December 25, 1891.)

Work ordered by Anne of Brittany, and carved in 1502, Carrara marble to 1507, by Michel Colombe, assisted of Guillaume Regnault and Jean of Chartres. Architect Jean Perréal.

Tomb of world and international fame, seen like a masterpiece of the French sculpture, and that Châteaubriand regarded as "the masterpiece of catholic art in France".

The monument consists of a marble parllélipipède on which are carved the lying ones of François II and Marguerite de Foix.
On the sides are repésented the twelve apostles, Charlemagne and King Saint-Louis, and both patron saint of the Duke and his wife, Saint-François d'Assise and Sainte-Marguerite.
On the 4 corners, Are set up the statues of four women in foot representing the four cardinal virtues: Justice, temperance, the moral fibre, prudence.

Prudence carries in its right hand the compass, symbol of the rule of its control and the measurement of the import of its acts. In its left hand, a mirror, symbol of personal control. Its head with two faces, symbolizes by the old man looking backwards, the experience and wisdom. It would be can be the face of the Master Michel Colombe. With the feet, a snake, symbolizes prudence in the decision and the iniative one.


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Hello Joel,
Photos well taken without the harshness of flash light. Interesting notes. Have a good WE. Regards. Latiff.

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  • Naca Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 2] (393)
  • [2007-04-14 7:46]

Cao Joel!Odlicna fotka.Pozdrav!

Hello Joel,
Very good close-up views of this wonderful statuary. Excellent detail in the sculpture and natural tones.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-04-14 11:36]

Hola Joël,
Magnífica composición con muy buen control de la luz y gran contraste, nitidez e interesante nota.
Saludos cordiales

Salut Joel
Très intéressante cette double vue pour une double statue!!
La réalisation est superbe et respecte la règle des 1/3!!
Du très beau travail et une note à la hauteur.

Hello Joel
Super photo, very nice good composition and full of colors. I like it

Joel, Nice use of two shots joined. Good detail in both shots and the full length one shows how uncooperative the light was. Nice capture, it shows the delicacy of the carving very well I think.


bonjour joel
tres instructif et interessant au point de vue sulture et artistique, est-ce un dedoublement e la personalité ou alors un concept de "feminisation de l'église catholique.
a mediter

Bonjour Joel!
Détail très intéressant de la tombe de François II. Merci beaucoup pour le partage!
J'ai visité la cathédrale, mais beaucoup trop vite, pour remarquer tous ces détails.
Grâce à TE, on approfondit nos connaissances.
Très bonne gestion de la lumière et des points de vue.
Bon weekend.
Marie Louise.

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