France: Chapelle Saint Sébastien, Roure
France: A Medieval Vincent van Gogh in the Maritime Alps
In the summer of 1510 the Chapelle Saint Sébastien (St. Sebastian chapel) of the Alpine village of Roure was decorated with frescoes by Andréa de Cella, one of the so-called peintres primitifs niçois (primitive painters of Nice). At a later date some of the murals were redone by an anonymous artist, resulting in a curious mix of styles. The images depict the lives of St. Sebastian and St. Bernard in expressive colours and lines thar remind us of Vincent van Gogh and the expressionist painters.