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"Caylus is an ancient village" Caylus by Beausoleil

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Most known for the Christ statue in the church

We happened into Caylus because we couldn't find a restaurant we liked in another village. As it turned out, we found a very nice restaurant and then explored the old town of Caylus. We were surprised to discover a huge wooden statue of Christ crucified inside the church of St. John the Baptist. It was listed as by Ossip Zadkine, whom we had first met via his statue between the Deux Magots cafe and St. Germain des Pres church in Paris. In a town of this size it was unexpected.

Further, there were four or five very large (5 ft tall at least) paintings in the same church and we could find no name attached to them.

Update: VT member kokoryko identified the painter. It is Pôl Roux, a well known local (Tarn) painter.

Forum discussion to discover the painter

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