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Santa Maria del Vilar

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Santa Maria del Vilar, HFF

Santa Maria del Vilar, HFF 


Santa Maria del Vilar

In many ancient pre-Catholic traditions we find the serpent (or kind of mix of serpent and dragon as here) as guardian of sacred places. A troubling figure of Romanesque iconography, it possesses the versatility of its distant antecedents in the sacred art of ancient civilizations. It is not impossible that in Romanesque art it has retained its symbolism of the verticalization of the human and its unholy claim to divine privileges.
It is also a symbol of wisdom, of superior wisdom received from one or more gods.
At the time of Romanesque art, Celtic traditions were still alive and the artists who decorated the churches perpetuated this knowledge in cryptic form through symbols so that future generations could interpret them.
A form of fighting against the compulsory catholicization and the obliteration of the religions that preceded it.


Dans beaucoup d'anciennes traditions pré-catholiques nous trouvons le serpent (ou une sorte de mélange de serpent et dragon comme ici) comme gardien des lieux sacrés. Figure troublante de l'iconographie Romane, il possède la polyvalence de ses lointains antécédents de l'art sacré des anciennes civilisations. Il n'est pas impossibl qu'en art Roman il ait conservé son symbolisme de verticalization de l'humain et sa revendication impie de privilèges divins.
Il est aussi symbole de sagesse, d'une sagesse supérieure reçue d'un ou des dieux.
À l'époque de l'art Roman les traditions celtiques étaient encore vivaces et les artistes qui décoraient les églises ont fait perdurer cette connaissance de forme cryptique à travers des symboles pour que les générations futures puissent les interpréter.
Une forme de lutter contre la catholicization obligatoire et l'effacement des religions qui l'ont précédé.

DOMCHO, gezginruh, kiiti, Boarischa Krautmo and 35 other people have particularly liked this photo

26 comments - The latest ones
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful; like these rusty colours Isabel.
HFF and a healthy weekend.
5 weeks ago.
grobi358 club
Very beautiful piece! HFF Xata! Have a good weekend!
5 weeks ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
Um grande batente de porta. Um belo achado!
5 weeks ago.
FotoArt club
Eine beeindruckende Arbeit.
HFF - und ein ruhiges und gesundes Wochenende.
5 weeks ago.
Superbes !!!
5 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent shots! Stay well!

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5 weeks ago.
Annemarie club
a strong fence closure
HFF and weekend Isabel
5 weeks ago.
 Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda club
Duro de trancar!
5 weeks ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Nice One Isabel. Well done.

HFF, have a great weekend. Herb
5 weeks ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Excellent image and lovely shades of rust,
HFF and a good weekend.
5 weeks ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Serpente, dragão ou cão? Criatura híbrida moldada em metal. HFF, Isabel!
5 weeks ago.
J.Garcia club
Espantoso trabalho
Gosto muito, Isabel
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF, Isabel ! Have a very nice weekend !
5 weeks ago.
tiabunna club
Great details, Isabel. HFF and have a great weekend.
5 weeks ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
HFF and have a nice and safe weekend
5 weeks ago.
rdhinmn club
Dynamic, and great detail.
5 weeks ago.
 Karl Hartwig Schütz
Karl Hartwig Schütz club
5 weeks ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
5 weeks ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
What a fantastic formed detail. HFF, have a nice weekend, Isabel !
5 weeks ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Lovely detail, Isabel. I thought of a dog head, but in the second image it becomes clear it's a dragon. Beautiful light too!

5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Great to see such close detail Isabel. Well photographed.
5 weeks ago.
Ecobird club
Wonderful detail and a really unusual 'fence' shot Isabel. I love the rust colours. HFF and have a good weekend
5 weeks ago.
niraK68 club
great HFF Detail
5 weeks ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
a wonderful detail. Have a nice weekend.
5 weeks ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
A little late from Dj... but (HFF) to you - Isabel..and enjoy your weekend.. keep well and 'good wishes' too.... from ...> David J UK.
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
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