Paintings of the 12th to the 13th centuries :

Priory of Salles-Lavauguyon
Discovered from 1986, these frescoes are among the most beautiful of France. Their theme, the scenes they represent and their general quality, the wealth of…
Collegial church of Saint-Junien
However they are one of the rarest examples of Romanesque wall paintings in a region where few examples are…
Paintings of Boussac
Paintings of Boussac dated back to the 12th century: Nativity
Church of Gargilesse
Church of Clairavaux
Church of Clairavaux: season calendar
Church of Lubersac
Church of Lubersac: paintings of the 12th century
Crypt of the cathedral of Limoges
Paintings of the 12th
Fresco of the 13th Paulhac
Fresco of the 13th century of Paulhac: Templar commandary – season calendar
Church of Sainte Feyre
Painting of the Carmelite
Painting of the Carmelite convent of the 13th century: ornamented the dormitory of the convent of the Carmelite of Limoges founded in 1264. To the right, the Virgin is sit on a red and yellow bench
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Paintings of the 13th to the 15th :

Wall paintings of Felletin
Wall paintings of the 15th century: Saint-Laurent’s torture and sharing of Saint-Martin’s coat
Paintings of the cathedral of Tulle
Paintings of the cathedral of Tulle: these paintings of the 14th century ornament the chapter house of the cathedral. North wall of the first row: decoration in two parts including the Annunciation on the top in….
Lavaufranche commandery
Paintings of Lavaufranche of the 14th century: former commandery
Church of Gimel les Casacades
Paintings in Gimel les Cascades of the 15th century: the Trinity
Solignac abbey
Wall paintings of the 14th century in Solignac: Saint-Christophe
Glénic Church
Paintings of the 14th century in Glénic: Adam and Eve
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Frescoes and painting

For too long we often considered the paintings within the churches as bibles with images for all the faithful. The main part of the faithful weren’t, indeed, able to interpret the main part of those paintings.

 

These testimonies of frescoes and medieval paintings are first a liturgical “clothes” that wears the walls of the building. The Limousin presents a diversity of artistic creations that might have known the Middle Age.

 

The priory of Salles de Lauvauguyon is a must-see treasure of the 12th century, renown by all the historian of art.

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Priory of Salles-Lavauguyon

Discovered from 1986, these frescoes are among the most beautiful of France. Their theme, the scenes they represent and their general quality, the wealth of…

Others treasures between the 12th and the 15th century enable a discovery of several illustration themes we also find in the manuscripts.

 

Some artists are identified as manuscript illustrator and Romanesque frescoes, such as the paintings in the sacramentary and in the crypt of the Romanesque cathedral of Limoges.

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Collegial church of Saint-Junien
However they are one of the rarest examples of Romanesque wall paintings in a region where few examples are…