ROMANESQUE PAINTER, French
(active around 1200)
The Virgin Mary and Childc. 1200
The apse vault of the Chapelle Sainte-Cathérine in the church of Notre-Dame in Montmorillon, near Poitiers, is taken up by a representation of the enthroned Virgin Mary with the Christ Child. Although the subject is typically Byzantine, the style is not. It is softer and more animated and imparts to the divine couple a graceful appearance.