Gallery 012 - Trie Cloister (The Cloisters)
Part of Medieval Art and The Cloisters
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Elements from the cloister of the Carmelite convent of Trie-en-Bigorre, near Toulouse, were dispersed after the French Revolution. Today some of these elements, along with pieces from nearby monuments, constitute this intimate space.
Biblical scenes, royal symbols, and aristocratic coats-of-arms adorn the double capitals. A central fountain, composed of late medieval and modern elements, stands in the center of a garden inspired by medieval images of meadows and woodlands. Small, trefoiled openings pierce the surrounding masonry walls, framing views of the adjacent Bonnefont Cloister and the wooded Fort Tryon Park below.