"Inspect the Exterior of the Church of St.-Pierre" Chauvigny Things to Do Tip by hquittner
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It took about a full century to build the church of St.-Pierre. They started at the apse and completely stone vaulted the church. It is tall and narrow like the one at Cluny. This was the period of awakening of sculpture and fresco wall painting. The former is quite evident both outside the church and inside. The facade is pain with receding columned arches as jambs.The small capitals on the columns are foliated. A horizontal band divides the facade offsetting the buttresses. Along its lower edge are carved modillons which also appear along the roof edges of the three radial apse chapels. On the axial chapel, a primitive bas-relief of St. Peter is placed.
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