Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church
October 31, 2002 10:15 AM   Subscribe

Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church A growing, and already comprehensive resource, with many (occasionally gruesome) images and scholarly commentary. A directory of images which can be seen in parish churches. Some interesting sub-pages :- Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Works of Mercy, Scenes from Genesis, and the Warning Against Idle Gossip.
posted by plep (5 comments total)
a considerable achievement and well categorised. a pity the picture quality isn't up to much.

I grew up, bored witless by the sermons, staring at these particular sabbath breakers.
posted by gravelshoes at 10:43 AM on October 31, 2002

i love these--there's something so human and approachable about all of these medieval and romanesque images, as opposed to renaissance religious art...not so much about awe as about communication
posted by amberglow at 11:25 AM on October 31, 2002

What a perfect Halloween post. Thank you.
posted by redshoes3 at 11:27 AM on October 31, 2002

Adam &Eve are pretty damn freaky. Nice link.
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:56 PM on October 31, 2002

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I was raised as a catholic at a typical catholic church where there wasn't much painted art. We had sculptures and the main "art" was in stained glass, one for each apostle excluding Judas. When I finally asked a priest "why no Judas" he educated me to the fact that because Judas despaired (i.e. committed suicide) he wasn't Saint material.

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These paintings are indeed interesting.
posted by DBAPaul at 4:01 PM on October 31, 2002

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