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Title: La polychromie de l'ancienne infirmerie d'Ourscamp (Oise)
Author(s): VICTOIR, Géraldine
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Interieurgeschiedenis en Design
Volume: 38    Date: 2012-2013   
Pages: 29-49
DOI: 10.2143/GBI.38.0.3139354

Abstract :
The infirmary of the Cistercian abbey of Ourscamp (Oise) retains an early thirteenth-century polychromy exceptionally well preserved, even though restored in the nineteenth century. Mainly composed of white masonry patterns and a number of vegetal and geometrical motifs painted in white and red, this scheme is a major example of the northern-France architectural polychromy. Moreover, it illustrates how the Cistercian taste could conciliate the latest fashion in the field of decoration and the requirements of sobriety dictated by the Cistercian legislation.

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