Preparation for Christ's Entry into Jerusalem.
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Title:Preparation for Christ's Entry into Jerusalem
Notes:“The frescoes in the parish Church of St. Martin at Nohant-Vicq constitute one of the most extensive and best preserved ensembles of Romanesque monumental painting in central and southwestern France. ...a prime example of a major work that has been studied almost exclusively from the standpoint of style. The single painter who executed the frescoes commanded a vigorous and powerful style...the painter’s distinctive manner of generating forms is accompanied by unusual interpretations of narrative subjects...The scene of the Entry [into Jerusalem] is...divided into two parts. The representation of Christ mounted on an ass and greeted by excited youths is contained in the upper register of the south wall. The fortified city of Jerusalem, its gates crowded with youths whose mouths are open in song,is isolated as a separate image..."(Kupfer, 38)
Building:Saint-Martin (Church : Nohant-Vicq, France)

Scripture:John 12:12-15
Mark 11:1-11
Luke 19:28-44
Matthew 21:1-11, 14-16
Lectionary links:BPalm
General Subject:Entry into Jerusalem
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Nohant-Vic -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73D14
Index of Christian Art Number:31 V6647 Ch05, 001D

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Attribution:Preparation for Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved October 19, 2020].
Record Number:42427 Last Updated: 2011-04-13 15:20:48 Record Created: 2004-10-28 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Spiritual Passage and Pictorial Tragedy in the Romanesque Frescoes at Vicq. Kupfer, Maria. The Art Bulletin, vol. 68, no. 1, March 1986.