Romanesque art

Romanesque art in Italy

Leaning towers, churches with green and white façades, and Byzantine-inspired mosaics: the Romanesque in Italy.

c. 1000-1200

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The Romanesque churches of Tuscany: San Miniato in Florence and Pisa Cathedral
The Romanesque churches of Tuscany: San Miniato in Florence and Pisa Cathedral

What colorful stone and stark geometry! San Miniato hovers above the Arno river; Pisa Cathedral lies in its marshes.

The Basilica of San Clemente, Rome
The Basilica of San Clemente, Rome

Rome’s pagan and Christian pasts merge at San Clemente, where a mosaic advertises the power of the Western Church.

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