"The Cathedral at Autun Is a Romanesque Art Museum" Bourgogne Things to Do Tip by hquittner

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  Eve (The Temptation) (1135 by Gislebertus)
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  • Eve (The Temptation) (1135 by Gislebertus) - Bourgogne
      Eve (The Temptation) (1135 by Gislebertus)
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  • The Tympanum - Bourgogne
      The Tympanum
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Some of the finest Romanesque sculpture extant is present in the Cathedral of Autun and the Musee Rolin across the square. It is the work of a Master who worked there between 1125-45 and was brazen enough to carve his name in the tympanum of the church. There is no doubt about his predominating hand on the works, To top itoff , a bewitching view of Eve reclining and offering the apple to Adam, has been unearthed among reused materials. Do not miss this adventure.

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  • Written Nov 8, 2008
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