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26 November 2011

Monselice_Italy_The Church of St George

This is the last of the seven churches of Monselice. In the next post, i will accompany you in other places full of history of this medieval town.

The Church of St George, said of the "Saints", is the highest point of arrival of the sacred way, and point of convergence of popular devotion. Alvise Duodo, grandson of Peter, Pope Innocent X obtained from the translation of the bodies of three saints, martyrs and numerous relics from the church of Rome Tor de'Specchi in the church of San Giorgio in Monselice.

The event was solemnly celebrated June 24, 1651. It was also the occasion to renew the floor of the church and give it a new altar. The beautiful altar frontal, which is still admired today, probably from the workshop of Corberelli is made ​​of polychrome marble inlay, mother of pearl and precious stones.

To celebrate the solemn transfer was erected the "Porta Romana" and was prepared the "memorial" with the busts of Francis, Dominic and Peter Duodo (completed around 1670), was added to the fountain, and the church of San Giorgio was enriched with a bell and a clock.

Half of 1600 are the paintings of the lunettes and spandrels around the central hall depicting the Holy Family, the Annunciation, two Evangelists, St. Roch, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Lorenzo Giustiniani.

The dome is open to the sky, is decorated with illusionistic painting that simulates a coffered ceiling, closer to the decorations of Brescia Thomas Sandrini, you can see two balconies with figures and putti musicians.

Half of 1600 are the paintings of the lunettes and spandrels around the central hall depicting the Holy Family, the Annunciation, two Evangelists, St. Roch, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Lorenzo Giustiniani.

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7 comments :

  1. Your photos are beautiful. I've never been in a place as ancient as these churches. Thank you for giving us a peek at them.

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  2. Great pics of the amazingly built St.George Church. The dome looks beautiful, i've been to few historical churches but this one seems to quite a big church with everything beautifully engraved.

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  3. Hi, Canadian Doomer and Elvirah, welcome, it's a case that has been able to visit this church, recently restored, as you can see the color of the frescoes is dark because the work on the images is of recent development. Thank you for visiting.

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  4. oh sooo beautiful I am a huge art lover, your images are amazing, congrats for the photographer.

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  5. Hi unikorna, thanks for your visit: the only pictures that I did not concern the paintings of the saints that are within the 6 churches (see previous post).

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  6. Beautiful pictures! New follower from the thanksgiving hop. Will you follow me back?

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  7. Hi The Belly Dancer; sorry the late response. Thanks for the comment, you're welcome. Now i follow your blog.

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