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Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): West Facade Detail

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): West Facade Detail

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Portal

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Portal

Vézelay Abbey: Central Portal Lintel: Sacrifice

Photo of Vézelay Abbey: Central Portal Lintel: Sacrifice

Medieval Narrative Capitals in the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vezelay

Medieval Narrative Capitals in the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vezelay

Unit 2  Romanesque-This shows the diaphragm arches that were popular in the Romanesque time period. We can also see the groin vaulting of the ceiling and the smaller columns which are representative of the era. I love the monotone color and simple features of this church. Beautiful!

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

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Tympanum Archivolt: Byzantines

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Tympanum Archivolt: Byzantines

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Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Tympanum Lintel: Big-Eared Folk

Vézelay Abbey: Central Tympanum: Apostles

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Tympanum: Apostles

Vézelay Abbey: Central Tympanum: Saint Peter

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Tympanum: Saint Peter

Vézelay Abbey: Central Tympanum Archivolt: Arabs and Dog-Headed Folk

Photo of Vézelay Abbey (Basilique Ste-Madeleine): Central Tympanum Archivolt: Arabs and Dog-Headed Folk

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