Paris et ses Environs -- Fall 2006      

Sights we long to See
une fois de plus
Chartres view from across Roman Forum
Notre Dame
Chartres
The First Month was a Blur
Panthéon
Église
Sainte-Geneviève
Quaint olde Couple about to pass 
through old City Wall 
Chartres in Background
City Wall
Fontaine du Palmier 
Place du Châtelet
Place du Châtelet
Rue Grand Palais 
Parking Lot Dig
Crypt
Notre Dame
Paris
Place Saint Michel
Saint Michel
Louvre Portico 
overlooks Seine
Musée du Louvre
A Valley View, 
Where Are You ?

Delice
Tour Eiffel
à Trocadéro
A store for Spring
Edouard Leon Cortes (French, 1882-1969) 
Le Pantheon


Place Bastille and environs today

Alésia : (l'église Saint-Pierre de Montrouge),
centre du quartier du Petit-Montrouge
Alésia is a stop on Métro line 4
before the last stop at Port d'Orléans.

Hadrian could be said to be a master-architect / city planner in his own right. He vastly increased the Roman style throughout his empire, and in so doing, affected the European style to this very day. Because Hadrian was born in Spain (as a Roman citizen), should he, often credited with being the architect of the Pantheon in Rome, then be considered a foreign architect as far as concerns Italy ?? Compare, Maxentius, perhaps born in Syria, like his mother Eutropia; his father Maximian was born in (today's) Serbia. Constantine too was born in Serbia, although his mother Helena was born in (today's) Turkey. The architecture of Eutropia and Helena had an unprecedented effect on Italian styles, later. And what of the rest of the WEST ??

The Panthéon in Paris designed by Jacques-Germain Soufflot, 1755-1792, was finished, in the midst of the French Revolution. The Constituent Assembly of the Révolution decided by decree to transform the church (église Sainte-Geneviève) into a secular temple to accommodate the remains of the great men of France. The pattern was thoroughly Roman, a pattern which the counter-revolutionary, Napoleon, followed slavishly, because it was the art of power in building. More about the Roman influence in Architecture is found HERE (with many examples pictured).

Evidemment, l'Art roman se limite pas à la Bourgogne! Chefs d'oeuvres romans sont construits dans toute l'Europe pendant les 11e et 12e siècles. De la Scandinavie jusqu'en Espagne par l'Angleterre ou par l'Allemagne, chaque pays conserve des trésors de l'Art roman bâties dans des tyles très différentes. Chaque région à ses propres caractéristiques et particularités dans l'achitecture et la sculpture romane. Les influences byzantines, rhénanes, arabes, carolingiennes et romaines définent l'art de plusieurs pays. Cette page est destinée à vous donner un petit aperçu de l'Art roman à travers l'Europe, sans vouloir être complet ou exhaustif. Commençant par les régions françaises autres que la Bourgogne, tous les pays de l'Europe de l'ouest seront considérés. http://homepage.uvt.nl/~s239062/artroman.htm

Another Paris area Page -- And Another -- Past Present and Future
Winter 2007 -- Maclet -- Clymer in France -- French Cities -- Art in Paris -- A little more French Art -- Bercy Art


Consacrée le 24 décembre 520 et devenue église Sainte-Geneviève, la basilique sera beaucoup plus tard reconstruite par l'architecte Soufflot puis reconvertie en Panthéon des gloires nationales. Dispersées sous la Révolution, les reliques de la sainte sont depuis lors honorées dans l'église voisine de Saint-Étienne-du-Mont.

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