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Silvacane Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery at La Roque-d'Anthéron in the Department Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence, France. It was founded in 1144. It is one of the three Cistercian abbeys in Provence known as the "three sisters of Provence" ("les trois soeurs provençales"), the other two being Sénanque Abbey and Le Thoronet Abbey. The structures, of the late C12th and C13th are mostly Romanesque, with some Gothic elements. The focus of the architecture is entirely on simplicity, austerity and harmony. The church interior, without decoration or distraction, is an outstanding example of C12th century Cistercian architecture.
It was sited in a remote location next to the Durance River, in an area overgrown with reeds. The abbey became prosperous towards the end of the 12th century when it received valuable endowments from Guillaume de Fuveau and Raimond de Baux. This wealth however provoked the envy of the Benedictines of Montmajour Abbey near Arles, who attacked Silvacane in 1289 and took the Cistercians hostage. In 1358 the abbey was plundered by the troops of the army of Aubignan, and from this time on its financial problems grew, until in 1443 the monks were obliged to abandon the abbey. The buildings became the property of the chapter of Aix Cathedral and the church was turned into the parish church of La Roque-d’Anthéron.
I have tried to paint this in the style of Raoul Dufy, with free-style ghostlike figures.

This piece is painted in oils on acid-free 250g/m2 textured paper, particularly suitable for export to countries with restrictive import conditions for wood products. It is easily mounted on board or framed with a backing board.
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oil paint

Abbaye de Silvacane après Dufy (2017)


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