Abbaye de Saint Sever de Rustan, Saint-Sever-de-Rustan

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  • We had the pleasure of visiting the exhibition organized by the Association Saint Sever in colors as part of the benedictine Abbey of Saint Sever of Rustan (Hautes Pyrenees) this 20th edition of the Painting & Sculpture Exhibition runs until July 10, 2016 from 14 h to 18 h: this year more than 80 artists painters and sculptors from the greater South West have more than 250 paintings and sculptures , Painting & SCULPTURE will be featured with two guests of prestige: the painter JEAN PIERRE UGARTE: when eye caresses the canvas by Jean Pierre, the viewer can be take. He escapes, walks, takes refuge, hides, strays, then finds himself. In the distance, sprang from the depths, something calls, reveals feelings buried for a long time already. Then another detail we catch, we reassure, leads us and then let us derive. Then the reverie installs and keeps us. There was once human. And then something is you. Nature took over its rights, has hung its lush vegetation on the steep edges of a mountain, where the boat stopped to become concrete. Hope was reborn, with wires tense, a waterfall that gushes, a light that invites himself, a bird happening. Then the magic of possible is part of the challenge of an unlikely world. The sculptor CHRISTIAN ice: I carve on pieces of wood found out in the wild... My work is guided by the material and is based on the structure of wood, its original forms, its raw energy, first momentum. I am looking to show the primitive beauty, to give them a presence and correspondence with the human body. The sculpture is the body double and challenges us on ourselves, on our relationship to time, nature. The confusing aspect of matter and ambiguous forms give sculptures an once mineral, plant and human identity. Carving the wood to be in contact with the world, to find essential rhythms. Seek an agreement with the nature to be in agreement with oneself. Marco GILA, Bruno SCHMELTZ, Rémi TROTEREAU..., well of other artists will accompany them for this event. Provide 2 hours for a visit, you won't regret it! Contact mail: stseverencouleur@yahoo,fr
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  • Church of the old benedictine Abbey founded around the year 800, whose prosperity was made evil by conflicts that devastated the region during the hundred years war. It is a monumental building whose entire architecture, that strongly marked by the characteristic style Benedictine, develops the steps eventful history. Inside: paintings, including a respectable "baptism of Jesus", various murals representing particular saint Pierre and heads of cherubs, statues (from 15th to 17th century), including a Honourable Pietà, busts-reliquaries, beautiful stained glass windows to characters that some depict episodes from the life of saint Sever, colorful canopies to geometric designs, the high altar, carved stalls, baptismal, confessionals, double tribune, many elements of the destroyed parts as the capitals carved and figured, processional banner. Finally, at the bottom left, don't miss the wonderful sacristy panelled and floored (18th century woodwork), which contains beautiful liturgical furniture. Note that the cloister of Saint-Sever was purchased in 1890 by the town of Tarbes, which went up in the Massey gardens where it is still visible. Trivia: when we arrived the door was ajar and we did have to slightly push to enter. We had almost finished our visit, when a lady, cigarette to the spout and stinking tobacco, more mother Denis outraged that sweet Tinkerbell, stumbled us on the dawn of the innocents and chorus. What did we do there? Where did not have to be...! That was a mistake if the door was open, someone do it with not legally closed after a funeral mass that took place... Only God knows when! As we had finished our very interesting visit, we left, under the evil eye of the bignole which still has bite of not have precipitated us in a c.l - de-bass-fosse mustache! Therefore, if adventure you want to visit this 'reserve Sanctuary', take care to verify that this is between 1 June and 30 September. The rest of the year this beautiful heritage is out of reach. For information contact 05 62 96 65 67 or the Town Hall at 05 62 96 63 93. A visit, if it possible, inevitable. Classified historical monument, by order of 22 September 1914. Classified historical monument, by order of 22 March 1991. Listed historical monument, by order of 23 February 1999.
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  • While the place is not a hot spot for tourism and yet. Pous lovers of art and architecture and history, a visit to this Abbey is unavoidable. It conceals elements seen not or more elsewhere. In particular a completely upholstered piece of woodwork of the XVIII ° century or a fountain with a dragon! The building has yet to be restored to part, but the visit is a great moment of discovery. So feel free to come out of the beaten paths.
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