Friday, January 20, 2012

Photo Friday: Tomb of Francois I and Claude de France


This image was taken during my trip to France in 2008. Here we see a close up of the grave of Francois I (contemporary king...and rival...of Henry VIII). What I found interesting about this tomb was the relief showing Francois and Claude (both naked minus a cloth covering a few "private" bits) lying as if they had just passed away. They lay in very realistic poses, quite unlike other Medieval and Renaissance tombs which show the figures in stiff, formal poses, adorned with jewels. Pin It

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