Le Maître de Cabestany

An anonymous 12th century sculptor, the Master of Cabestany was not recognised until as late as the 1930s when a Romanesque-style tympanum was unearthed during renovation work at the parish church of Cabestany.

Since then, identified only by certain similarities, over 100 superbly crafted pieces of sculpture have been attributed to the anonymous Master. However, it was the tympanum at Cabestany which made his name.

Mouldings were taken from his works, and castings were made in stone, reproducing the same grain and colour as the originals.

Cabestany opened a museum in an old winemaking cave (Centre de Sculpture Romane, Parc Guilhem, 66330 CABESTANY Tel 04 68 08 15 31) devoted to Romanesque sculpture.

The Master of Cabestany

Other works in the P-O can be found on the outer door of Monastir del Camp near Thuir, and the frieze on the outer door of the parish church of Sainte-Marie in Le Boulou.

Crossmedia Event

The town of Le Boulou invites art and history fans of all ages to join them for the launch of their latest venture. The brand new crossmedia platform is an innovative idea incorporating a range of audiovisual material to promote the influential, if mysterious, artist.

Accessed via a website link, the viewer can navigate the content at his or her own pace. Each video, image or audio file can be accessed individually, but together become a comprehensive, immersive crossmedia experience, allowing everyone to forge their own personalised relationship with the works of the Maître.

Find out more at the inaugural event at 5pm on Saturday 28th April at the Maison de l’Histoire – Casa del Voló (Avenue Léon-Jean Grégory
66 160 Le Boulou)

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