Celtic Religion

While researching my article on possible Roman and Gallo-Roman iconography for some French Romanesque images, I became aware of the importance of Celtic religion in the evolution of many works of art of ancient France.  Here is an article I wrote on the subject, originally for a Study Group of the Aquitaine Historical Society, which foreshadows may of my later observations.

The organic growth of iconography, layer upon layer, can be compared to the evolution of a forest from archaic origins, with all the damage both natural and human that occurs.  Landscapes change – sometimes unrecognisably – with many things once held dear obscured and forgotten; but tendrils creep back, images recur and echoes may awaken memories of a past that is sometimes still present.

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