Navarra
GREEN MEN OF IRACHE 1
Nearby places: Estella, Los Arcos, Olite

 


IRACHE MONASTERY
Cloister

In the Cloister nothing Christian can be found. No any image refers to the Bible or other Christian stories. That is rather remarkable. Because these pictures are Plateresque (Renaissance) Style, I first considered them to be a expression of liberation from the Church, which as we all know indeed took place at that time. A revolution?

I was close to the truth. In reality, Sancho Davila, Rector of the University of Salamanca in 1569 managed to found a Faculty for Theology, Philosophy and Medicine here in this monastery. Logically, there were great celebrations. Because its purpose was to finally finish the terror of fear of the Church. Therefore these exuberant people. They tasted freedom on all levels of existence. Hence, these pictures showing everything that was forbidden before i.e. all pre-christian symbols were publicly exposed....

Revealing Discovery
Note 10

 

LINK: San Miguel, Estella

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GREEN MEN OF IRACHE 2

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