Descent from the Cross, Notre Dame de Lampaul-Guimiliau

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The ‘Descent from the Cross’ was carved from a single block of oak in 1520. The group are the Virgin Mary, St John, and Mary Magdalene, Joseph of Arimathea, and a Holy Woman. I find this a very disturbing and … Continued

Chavagnac’s ‘Entombment’ in Notre Dame, Lampaul-Guimiliau

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The Church of Notre Dame in Lampaul-Guimiliau has wonderfully elaborate and colourful altar pieces and religious statues but it was the Entombment and Descent from the Cross which drew me closer. The Burial of Christ, 1676, was carved from tuffeau, … Continued

Giacometti Exhibition, Landerneau – France Day 6

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After visiting Ploudiry, La Martyre, and Pencran Churches and feeling increasingly ill, it was time for a little lunch in Landerneau. And I regret that we did not explore – on the other hand the Galettes at the Crêperie du Pont were … Continued

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