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The romanesque Sistine Chapel, St-Savin


The romanesque Sistine Chapel, St-Savin
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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: 2012-07-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gartempe valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-28 3:43
Viewed: 3279
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 19th, 2012
Saint-Savin 860246 86310
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.566 0.865 90 m

The romanesque Sistine Chapel, Saint-Savin. (2 images).

One view. In the Nave.
Another view. In the hall and the narthex.

In Saint-Savin, the parish church, romanesque abbey church of the 11th century, of the Saint-Savin abbey, nicknamed "romanesque sistine chapel" by André Malraux, 1901-1976, Minister of the Cultural affairs from 1959 till 1969. Registered on Historic monuments since 1840, and classified in UNESCO world heritage since 1983.

The church, built on the left bank of the GARTEMPE, is impressive by its size, 76 m length, 77 m height.
It also stands out by its murals 11th 12th centuries.
The frescoes of the hall describe the Apocalypse, those of the stand describe the Passion and the Resurrection of the Christ, whereas the frescoes of the nave describe themes of the Old Testament. The paintings of the choir and the crypt are dedicated to Saint-Savin and Saint-Cyprien.

Saint-Savin abbey virtual visit.

The Saint-Savin abbey was probably established at the beginning of the 9th century under Charlemagne, 742?-814, under the name of Saint-Savin.

Saint-Savin abbey history.

_ The GARTEMPE is a river of Poitou and of the Limousin, which takes its source close to the village of Pétillat, the commune of Peyrabout in the department of Creuse, and is thrown in the Creuse river close of "la Roche-Posay" in the department of Vienne, after a way of almost 204 kilometers in a catchment area of 3913 km². It crosses remarkable canyons in granitic landscapes, downstream from "Les Portes de l'Enfer", "The Doors of the Hell” to Lathus in Vienne. Description de la Gartempe.

SAINT-SAVIN is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 907 Saint-Savinois in 2009, divided on 18.8 km², that is to say 48.2 hab./km².

Saint-Savin is crossed by the river GARTEMPE, passable by a bridge of the 11th century, Registered on Historic monuments since 1896.

The GARTEMPE valley concentrates from Montmorillon to Saint-Savin, in Vienne departement, several romanesque churches decorated with frescos of the 14th century, and is called for that, the FRESCOS VALLEY.

My images of Saint-Savin.
My images of the Gartempe valley.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Hello Joël,
A great capture of this splendid ceiling with its lovely frescoes. The image is well lit and has good colours and sharpness. Good stitching.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10689 W: 126 N: 19448] (102204)
  • [2012-08-28 3:57]

Salut Joel,quelle beaute! Une choix de la prise de vue vraiment parfaite pour creer cette perspective impressionante!! Une vrai merveille cette architechture,et une qualite' super dans une lumiere pas facile! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

Bonjour Joël
Une très belle prise de cet intérieur d'église très intéressante. Je suis toujours admirative de ce genre de cliché que je n'arrive pas à réussir de façon convenable.
Bravo et bonne journée.
Nicole

Bonjour Joël,

La longueur du plafond donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'imtérieur de l'église de l'abbaye de Saint-Savin. La lumière environnante fait ressortie les couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23244 W: 523 N: 38458] (166580)
  • [2012-08-28 4:37]

Hello Joël,

I am agree with these writer, a great capture of this splendid ceiling with its lovely frescoes
But you took a very good and very sharp image.
Excellent perspective and depth picture, also very soft colors
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,
John

Bonjour Joel,

Ton point de vue et la forte contre plongée donne une ampleur remarquable à cette abbatiale.J'aime que les verticales semblent vouloir se rapprocher vers le haut.

Amicalement

Serge

I didn't know this place, very interesting, good POV

TFS

G

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-08-28 5:40]

Joel, comme elle est belle! tu as bien capté toute la beauté de cet endroit. Magnifique Chapelle!
Amicalement,
Juan

Hello Joel,
Very nice interior capture of this Romanesque chapel.
Good pictorial geometry and many interesting details.
A good TE entry with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

The strong, sharp and solid columns in the foreground opens our vision at a very wide angle to the ceiling and adjoining columns - with all clarity and brightness.
Unusual POV and exceptional composition. The light has been very well managed - with all the columns in uniformity of colour and depth. The clarity of the designs has been excellently captured.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14404 W: 156 N: 24946] (131940)
  • [2012-08-28 11:51]

Bonjour Joel
Tout bon le cadrage, le POV en contre bas qui accentue la profondeur merveilleuse de la décoration du plafond, beaux détails en Ws
Belle soirée
cricri

Hello my dear Joel

Another marvelous perspective geometrical shot!
Great synmetry and clear image as usual. Delight color mnagemnet is wonderful. Thanks for your sharing a finest shot and have a good day!

Takero from hottest Tokyo

Hi Joel,
a fantastic interior photo with spectacular composition and beautiful details, superb lights and clarity, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
György

Hello Joel,
such a magnificent shot you've done of this interior architecture of this chapel. Wonderfully manage light, splendid colors, sharpness, clarity. I like your POV and DOF as well, like the pilars and the beautiful ceiling. An excellent execution. Thanks for sharing. Love it.
All the best,
Barbara

Joël
Les peintures sont peut-être plus "modestes" que dans la vraie mais elles ne manquent pas d’intérêt. La vue générale est assez impressionnante et les détails montrés en WS très intéressants. Très belle présentation de l'intérieur cette remarquable abbaye romane.
Amicalement
JJ

Salut Joel,
Très bon cadrage, un angle qui donne un résultat impressionnant, excellent et parfaite exposition.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12604 W: 0 N: 15607] (158586)
  • [2012-08-29 1:26]

Hello Joël

Une merveille cette iam,ge quel captage quel effet de profondeur et cette architecture ces fresque sur le toit avec les colonnes grandisoe compo et iamge bravo.

Merci et amitié

NMicou

Ciao Joel, great POV on fantastic architecture, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-08-29 20:39]

Hi Joel,

You're capturing well the inside of romanesque church by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful inside with the pillars of geometrical pattern and the mural painting of a ceiling. It is built by the good design.

Kind regards,
mikio

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-08-30 0:01]

Bonjour Joel,
beautiful interior of chapel. Amazing painted ceiling and big columns. Fine perspective and symmetry. Good WS and informations also.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

Hello Joel,

very fine and interesting interior architecture shot with and excellent composition and fine light managment. I like the picture very much.Very well done.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg

JC

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