16 February, 2015

Medieval Period

Photos: This chapter contains in total 19 images, Of which I show 9 here.

The Medieval Period
For the Medieval Period I have walked the oldest pilgrims route, the Camino Primitivo, to Santiago the Compostella. Medieval pilgrims were sent on pilgrimage as a form of penance for their sins; he might have been searching for enlightenment, or he was looking for adventure. For traditional Christianity self-realization was found through self-examination and introspection. My gaze was focused on penance, the path, the church and contemplation on the afterlife. Eventually I ended up in Finisterre, which in the Medieval Period was seen as the end of the world.

For more information on the visual approach, take a look at the artist statement here