Learn about the Pórtico de la Gloria Cathedral masterpiece of art & architecture at Santiago de Compostela in Spain and its current restoration work. Then enjoy a concert of medieval music, played on modern re-created instruments copied from those shown on the Pórtico.
Portico da Gloria is a masterwork of Romanesque sculpture built between 1168 and 1188 by Master Mateo at the request of king Ferdinand II of Leon. The shafts, tympana and archivolts of the three doorways which open onto the nave and the two aisles are a mass of strong and nervous sculpture representing the Last Judgment. Jesses tree, you have to touch it, for the mercy of the great master and the delight of the immortal.
Santiago de Compostela, a place of pilgrimage where, according to legend, the apostle Jacob was buried. To millions of the devout the cathedral is a place of rest for many thousands of pilgrims who completed the pilgrimage.
Programme: 13.15 – 17.00 Study Day 18.30 – 20.30 Reception and Concert
Ticket includes reception and concert BUY HERE
When: Fri 15 June 2012 13:15 Where: The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre. Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL