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During the Romanesque period art most often portrayed biblical events or depicted saints and other religious imagery There were also several different styles of Romanesque art The development of these styles can be credited to the geographic area in which the art was made the audience that the art was made for and the message that the art was trying to portray There are three images from the Romanesque time period that illustrate these styles very well The first image is Virgin and Child from the Auvergne region of France c1150-1200 a sculptural piece whose style was developed because of audience The next piece of art is the South Portal of the Priory Church of Saint-Pierre in France c1115-30 which was commissioned by Abbot Roger and portrays a message The final piece of art which displays a style based on where it was made is Creation and Fall c1106-20 in the Modena Cathedral in Emilia Italy It was crafted by the sculptor Wiligelmus Virgin and Child was made from oak and originally painted but now there are only faint traces of color on the surface It was made to attract audiences who were on pilgrimages or crusades During this time period churches received their funding from visitors They had to find a way to attract these people to the church and one way to draw visitors was to utilize the relics in the churchs possession Virgin and Child shows the Virgin Mary as Christs throne which was known as the Throne of Wisdom Stockstad Jesus sits on her lap with a book entitled The Word of God and he is raising his left hand as if he is giving praise to those who view the statue The sculpture also has two cavities one is located in Marys chest and the other is behind her shoulder both of which might have contained holy relics at one time Besides being a container for
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