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  • Eve (The Temptation) (1135 by Gislebertus)
    Eve (The Temptation) (1135 by...
    by hquittner
  • Painting
    Painting
    by Waalewiener
  • Church entrance
    Church entrance
    by Waalewiener

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    #1 Most Impressive Woman in Art (My Vote)

    by hquittner Written Oct 22, 2008

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    Eve (The Temptation) (1135 by Gislebertus)

    Favorite thing: The Rolin Museum contains much of interest. Among the items is a deeply cut bas-relief originally above a doorway in the Cathedral. During my 15+ years of European travel, I began to enjoy the evolution of Western Art. I saw that one of the obsessions oe artists has been the human form, most particularly the female. So I decided to rank the women I have met in Art. #1 on my list is Gislebertus' Eve (The Temptation). Like Adam, I would not consider turning down the apple (or anything else) from this woman! And she lies here in the Museum across from the Cathedral and nobody in VT has ever visited her (or taken her picture). Of course she is reproduced in many Art History books and sometimes her creator, Gislebertus, is mentioned as the first known named modern sculptor. (More on him later).

    Fondest memory: This sculpture

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    Th wooden doors in this church look fantastic.

    by Waalewiener Updated Jan 20, 2004

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    Wooden doors

    Favorite thing: Look at the details of these doors the wood carvings are really something.
    What a craftmanship.

    Fondest memory: The St Lazare Cathedral in the centre of Autun

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    Beautiful stained glass windows also in church.

    by Waalewiener Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Stained glass windows.

    Favorite thing: There are few churches that do not have stained glass windows ,and this church certainly has beautiful stained glass
    windows.

    Fondest memory: The St Lazare Cathedral in the centre of Autun

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    One of the most beautiful parts of this Church.

    by Waalewiener Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Church entrance

    Favorite thing: '' Tympanum ''is what they call the
    Beautiful abo.ve this door .
    I think this is a very impressive piece of work.

    Fondest memory: The St Lazare Cathedral in the centre of Autun

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    There are beautiful religious paintings on walls.

    by Waalewiener Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Painting

    Favorite thing: Just one example of many beautiful
    paintings in this church.

    Fondest memory: The St Lazare Cathedral in the centre of Autun

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