Apse of Sant Climent de Taüll
This is one of the masterpieces of the European Romanesque. Its genius lies in the way it combines elements from different Biblical visions (Revelation, Isaiah and Ezekiel) to present the Christ of the Day of Judgement. Christ appears from the background causing a movement outwards from the centre of the composition, which is presided by the ornamental sense of the outlines and the skilful use of colour to create volume. The exceptional nature of this work by the Master of Taüll and its pictorial strength have reached out to modernity and fascinated twentieth-century avant-garde artists like Picasso and Francis Picabia.
Listen to the Christus Vincit, acclamations to the greatness of Christ, his majesty, his kingdom and his empire.
Virtual tour: The voices of the Romanesque
620 x 360 x 180 cm
Purchased by the Junta de Museus in the 1919-1923 campaign