Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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gunter
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@Praxiteles wrote:

The Pope . . . . on Europe’s Cathedrals

”Dear brothers and sisters, I now wish to underline two elements of Romanesque and Gothic art, which are also useful for us.

The first: the works of art born in Europe in past centuries are incomprehensible if one does not take into account the religious soul that inspired them”.

Nobody can deny that there was an extraordinary explosion in church building in the middle ages and the development of Romanesque, and more particularly Gothic, architecture was driven by the church,


a medieval painting depicting a bungalow-blight scale frenzy of church building

. . . . . but I’m not sure if we can conclude from this that Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture are ‘incomprehensible’ without taking the religious soul that inspired them into account.

There was a secular branch to the medieval building industry and the art, architecture and craftsmanship evident in this branch was often of equal standard to that invested in the ecclesiastical branch.


the famous Cloth Hall in Ypres, prior to distruction in the first world war.

What do you believe Praxiteles? Is this art and architecture incomprehensible without taking the religious soul that inspired them into account?

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