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Saint Judas, Apostle and Martyr: Passion Theology, Politics, and the Artistic Persona in a French Romanesque Capital
Between 1125 and 1135, it is generally agreed, a sculptor of genius usually referred to as Gislebertus carved a tympanum and a series of capitals for the cathedral dedicated to Saint Lazarus at Autun. The capital depicting the suicide of Judas is unique in the Romanesque repertoire both for its beauty of technique and for its execution of subject matter. The iconography is ...more
Hardcover, 185 pages
Published May 22nd 2000 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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I read this book as a graduate student and found it to be more than fascinating. Wildgen examines the artwork of medieval sculptor Gislebertus on the St. Lazarus Cathedral in Autun, France. She discusses her theories on the meanings of his works in such great detail, that I knew I could not live the rest of my life without seeing this magnificence with my own eyes. After visiting the St. Lazarus Cathedral in 2011, I found that Wildgen's words and photographs did justice to these works of art cre ...more