Altar frontal from Cardet
Both the frontal of Gia and of Cardet have preserved, exceptionally, in the lower frame, rests of the signature of its author, a painter named Juan («lohannes»). Both pieces are works of an active workshop in Ribagorza, that incorporates certain formulas of the first Gothic, like the narrative impetus or the subtle way to light faces. It’s also typical of this workshop the embossed decoration of plaster across the surface of the frontals, that were covered in cork to accomplish the characteristic golden background.
Listen to the Vox in Ramà, from the procession to receive the communion.
Virtual tour: The voices of the Romanesque
Second half of 13th century
97 x 162 x 7.5 cm
Plandiura Collection, purchased 1932