Posted by Tabby on .
Who criticized Abbot Suger's elaborate design for St. Denis? I cannot find anything about it.
I directly copied this so i think is is abbot bernard
Abbot Bernard of Clairvaux and the Cistercian Order. The Cistercians essentially believed that a monastery should be devoid of artworks and have bare walls. In 1125, in a letter addressed to William, Abbot of St.-Thierry entitled the Apologia, Bernard specifically criticized the use of art in monasteries. The following text is taken from a translation of the Apologia by Conrad Rudolph in Things of Greater Importance: Bernard of Clairvaux's Apologia and the Medieval Attitude toward Art.
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