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Displayed on the second floor of the museum named as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Romanesque capital under consideration belongs to a set of four which had been installed in the cloister of the monastery of Saint – Rémi. This monastery of Saint – Rémi is located in the geographical region of Remis, France, Europse. Constructed using the medium of limestone, the dimensions of this piece of art are; 13 x 21 x 21 inches. Even though the cloister had been destroyed and reconstructed during the seventeenth century, the surviving remains of the monument which were found in the Reims region which corresponded to this Romanesque capital were utilized as an aid for the demonstration of its origin. On the whole, a general analysis of this piece of art indicates the expertise of this art form, particularly in terms of the establishment of an appropriate balance of proportions while ensuring that the aspect of delicacy is maintained. Moreover, a general observation of the Capital from the Cloister of the Monastery of Saint – Remi portrays the perfection which has been maintained in the right selection of shapes and forms. Also, the way the different patterns have been carved into it, throws light on the originality, artistry, perfectionism and the skills of the carver. Specifically addressing the differences between the Romanesque capitals and the classical Roman capitals, it is generally observed that irrespective of the fact that the art form of Romanesque is fundamentally inspired by the Roman architecture, it is generally more gothic in nature. Nonetheless, the major similarity between the two art forms include the presence of basilica – style plan, round archers and the…...

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