ROCAMADOUR (FRANCE) - An Original Oil Painting by Alex ZWARENSTEIN(717 views)
Description: Rocamadour (France) by Alex Zwarenstein is a framed, original oil painting on canvas. It is hand signed by the artist! Includes Certificate of Authenticity! Image measures approx. 24 x 36. Framed dimensions are 37 x 49. Gallery Retail Price: $30,000.00. About Rocamadour: Please note an actual photograph of Rocamadour is featured in our listing allowing you to compare the image and this magnificent original Zwarenstein artwork. Rocamadour was a dependency of the abbey of Tulle to the north in the Bas Limousin. The buildings of Rocamadour (from ròca, cliff, and Saint Amador) rise in stages up the side of a cliff on the right bank of the Alzou, which here runs between rocky walls 120 meters (390 ft) in height. Flights of steps ascend from the lower town to the churches, a group of massive buildings half-way up the cliff. The chief of them is the pilgrimage church of Notre Dame (rebuilt in its present configuration from 1479), containing the cult image at the center of the site's draw, a wooden Black Madonna reputed to have been carved by Saint Amator (Amadour) himself. The small Benedictine community continued to reserve to itself the use of the small twelfth-century church of Saint-Michel, above and to the side. Below, the pilgrimage church opens onto a terrace where pilgrims could assemble, called the Plateau of St Michel, where there is a broken sword said to be a fragment of Durand, once wielded by the hero Roland. The interior walls of the church of St Sauveur are covered, with paintings and inscriptions recalling the pilgrimages of celebrated persons. The subterranean church of St Amadour (1166) extends beneath St Sauveur and contains relics of the saint. On the summit of the cliff stands the château built in the Middle Ages to defend the sanctuaries.
Dimensions: 37x49 in.
Artist or Maker: Alex ZWARENSTEIN
Medium: Original Oil Painting on Canvas