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| Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagans |
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|Description ||An example of the internal wall painting. As explained on the sites to which I have given links with other pitures, these wall paintings were not merely guessed at when the church was redecorated in its 1510-1530 'livery': there were many original pre-reformation pictures preserved under the plasterwork.|
They are temendously powerful - these photos just do not do them justice.
| Worth going to church for in those pre-TV* days! Honestly, though, if a modern sophisticated, high-tech user like pab finds them 'tremendously powerful', imagine what the people at the time thought of them...? |
I saw some good ones in Cornwall too [Breage?] and they obviously gave the more illiterate people of the time an incentive to learn more about the religious tales. *[Ironically, these days, quite a lot of our TV is 'dumbing-down', so who is behind that?!]
In Ireland there was a lovely painted Celtic cross in the open-air National Heritage centre at Ferrycarrig, near Wicklow. Apparently all those little panels of bible stories were usually coloured in their day. (If you're at Newgrange, go North and see the good examples of High Crosses at Monasterboice, and imagine them in colour.)
| "a modern sophisticated, high-tech user like pab" - I am not sure that Mrs PAB (aka Sonia) would recognise that description Angie! But I am sure you're right - a picture tells ..etc|
| ...as opposed to the people living at the time this picture was originally painted! ;-)|
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