Friday, November 13, 2009
X. continued: Goth and Montsalvat.
Rising above a lily pond and garden is a small chapel, like a detailed model. On its walls, paintings of the crucifixion seemed excessive in number and perhaps there was a reason.
One of Jorgensen's last paintings was a crucifixion with Jorgensen himself on the cross.
The feudal master, Jorgensen, founder of Montsalvat, died in 1975.
In accordance with the provisions of his will Monsalvat was administered by a trust and continued as an artists' colony and function centre.
Lower photos: The harmonium was a large example. A side chapel is shown.