Talk:English church monuments

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This article really needs renaming to "English ...." as that is all it attempts to cover, and most statements in it are inaccurate if applied to the rest of Europe, never mind further afield. Johnbod (talk) 14:47, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I wrote most of the article and admit it is mostly based on English monuments, although I did try and reference France, the Netheralnds, etc too. I don't think it needs renaming, just expanding. If you have the necessary knowledge, please do so. Verica Atrebatum (talk) 23:05, 11 March 2008 (UTC)
These statements are just a few that are wildly wide of the mark if the whole of Europe was intended as the subject:

from the middle of the 15th century, of genuine face-portraiture.

The best monuments were made of alabaster. Around the 13th century, smaller two-dimensional effigies incised in plates of brass and affixed to monumental slabs of stone became popular too. These memorial brasses were somewhat cheaper and particularly popular with the emerging middle class.

In the 16th century, church monuments became increasingly influenced by Renaissance forms and detailing (pilasters, wreaths, strapwork, skulls, coffered arches, obelisks, allegorical figures, etc), particularly in France, the Netherlands and, eventually, England.

The 17th century saw an increase in classicism and the use of marble

Trends outside England are only mentioned once. Johnbod (talk) 23:34, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

I agree the article does focus on England and could do with renaming or expanding.AFCR (talk) 13:48, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
Johnbod, you seem to know about European monuments, so please change the above statements to reflect a more European stand point. Verica Atrebatum (talk) 08:37, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

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stained glass windows dedicated to a particular person considered to be church monuments? I sat "YES", what about you? Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 21:04, 4 December 2013 (UTC)