Friday, April 3, 2009

Celtic Cross Sculpture Photos #3

In visual art, horror vacui (literally: fear of empty spaces, also known as cenophobia) is the filling of the entire surface of an artwork with detail. Every surface ornamented but not chaotic. There is also an underlying structure and organization.

I know that each of these panels has a bible story as inspiration, but that inspiration, those intertwined knots and morphing animals also comes from a deep preChristian origin, ie Celtic or Norse.

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