ERHEEN With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a 12th-century monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.

ERHEEN With its sculpted capitals and portal, the Madeleine of Vézelay – a 12th-century monastic church – is a masterpiece of Burgundian Romanesque art and architecture.

Notre-Dame-du-Port, Clermont-Ferrand. Le chevet avec ses mosaïques - Art roman — Wikipédia

Notre-Dame-du-Port, Clermont-Ferrand. Le chevet avec ses mosaïques - Art roman — Wikipédia

Classic Romanesque Architecture. Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.

Classic Romanesque Architecture. Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.

One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE 12TH CENTURY   Portal of the cathedral of Bitonto with rich stone- carvings and a griffin supporting the arc.   Cathedral, Bitonto, Italy

ROMANESQUE ARCHITECTURE 12TH CENTURY Portal of the cathedral of Bitonto with rich stone- carvings and a griffin supporting the arc. Cathedral, Bitonto, Italy

Romanesque style - is marked by great variation in decoration.  The carvings are very geometric and appear above the portal (archway) into a cathedral.  Note the columns are slender with a smallish capital.  The capital does have some carving at the top that is very detailed.

Romanesque style - is marked by great variation in decoration. The carvings are very geometric and appear above the portal (archway) into a cathedral. Note the columns are slender with a smallish capital. The capital does have some carving at the top that is very detailed.

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