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Iere~iah His suffering. , for He told Mary that she would suffer. John the Baptist presents the Agnus Dei to the churchgoer. In Senlis, but not at Chartres, the small semi-nude figure of a man kneels at John's feet (fig. 49). He obviously refers to the sacrament of baptism, by which the Christian is made a member of the Church. St. John is the last, from a historical point of view, within the group to the left of the portal. e same place among the figures on the oilier side. e Eucharist, by which the members of the Church receive true life.

They share with each other the quasi-columnar shape and the idea it implies. And yet they possess a limited self-existence, some natural qualities, and above all, specific inner attitudes. This gives them intrinsic values that are their very own. The incipient emphasis on individual characteristics, on animation from within, constitutes a definite shift. This does not seem to be just an isolated and merely formal phenomenon. CHAPTER IV: Form and Meaning 49 It corresponds to new psychological concepts and to new philosophical ideas.

E Annunciation, Visitation, the Presentation of Christ and Adoration of the Magi. e successive epochs of Church history is given up, . e addition of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba to the figures of the New Testament. J. arge the original program of representation into a more comprehensive scheme. ey do it? e cathedral at Laon (ca. ~3_2 :. The events preceding the Nativity and showing the mystery of the Incarnation-that is, the Annunciation and Visitation-were represented by pairs of statues, and related to Old Testament prophecies by the addition of Isaiah and Daniel (figs.

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