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Église Saint-Mériadec-de-Stival de Pontivy

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Hidden : 08/14/2019
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Chapelle en forme de croix latine avec chevet plat. Les façades sont traitées en style fin 15e début 16e siècle, en granit avec de grandes verrières garnies de réseaux et de vitraux. Le bras sud du transept conserve des vitraux exécutés en 1552. Selon la légende, Saint-Mériadec s'y recueillit dans la solitude autour de 650, avant de devenir évêque de Vannes. Une clochette intitulée "Bonnet de Saint-Mériadec", datée des 10e - 12e siècles, y est conservée. Posée sur la tête des sourds, elle était sensée apporter leur guérison. Dans le choeur, des peintures murales représentent la vie du saint, disposées sur deux registres et groupées par quatre. Le traitement des personnages est dans la tradition des peintures médiévales du 15e siècle.

The chapel is shaped like a Latin cross with a flat chevet. (The chevet of a church means the eastern end of a church, especially of a Gothic church designed in the French manner. Beginning about the 12th century, Romanesque builders began to elaborate on the design of the area around the altar, adding a curved ambulatory behind it and constructing a series of apses or small chapels radiating from the ambulatory. Chevet design became most elaborate during the 13th century, and examples can be seen in the cathedrals of Rheims and Chartres.)

The facades are treated in style late 15th early 16th century, granite with large windows furnished with networks and stained glass. The south arm of the transept retains stained glass windows made in 1552. According to legend, Saint-Mériadec gathered there in solitude around 650, before becoming bishop of Vannes. A bell titled "Bonnet de Saint-Mériadec", dated from the 10th to 12th centuries, is preserved there. Put on the heads of the deaf, she was supposed to bring their healing. In the choir, murals depict the life of the saint, arranged in two registers and grouped by four. The treatment of the characters is in the tradition of medieval paintings of the 15th century.

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