Notre-Dame-la-Grande

Notre-Dame-la-Grande

Date inaugurated 1086

Movement Mature Romanesque

Located at Poitiers, France

 

The entire facade of this church acts as a sculptural program: Christ and angels are represented in a mandorla in the gable. Below is a series of elaborate arcades that become compartments for sitting and standing figures. Mary and Eve, along with figures from the Play of Adam, a contemporaneous work, are placed above the portal and in the blind arcades that flank it.