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Old December 1st, 2013, 03:43 AM   #821
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San Simpliciano basilica:

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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:06 PM   #822
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San Marco baroque frescoed apse:

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Old December 3rd, 2013, 02:58 AM   #823
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Santa Maria Romana church, in this church my sister was baptized













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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:41 PM   #824
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San Desiderio's Church, ASSAGO (Greater Milan)

First built 13th C. Redeveloped End of 16th C.
Wall paintings, beginning 16th C.: Atelier of Bernardino Luini (Leonardo da vinci's Pupil).

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Old December 3rd, 2013, 07:33 PM   #825
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wow Vittorio! I didn't know that! Also in Assago there are monumental jewels! I'll try to visit it sooner or later! Luini is a great painter, and differently from others Leonardesque always tried to give something of his very own to his works of art.
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Old December 4th, 2013, 11:43 PM   #826
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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #828
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Santa Maria Romana church, in this church my sister was baptized

Very beautiful - classic, exquisite.
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Old December 5th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #829
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Some pictures made today by myself:


Another feature typical of romanesque architecture that we can see clear for the first time in saint ambrose is that the light here is a "shaped", is forced to enter in a single point. In pre romanesque styles, overall paleochristian styles, the light used to enter like in the old imperial basilicas, from the sides, to be reflected by tall, sheer sides and create a sort of whimsical, mystical widespread light. In saint ambrose there is just ONE point of light, the main facade, and the light is "educated" to enter from the arches of the facade and the exterior loggias. Even in the Speyer dom, eight years earlier, the light is more "lateral" than "axial". In saint ambrose, the cleristory is closed, and contrasted with dark "matronei", or galleries. This contrasts the light that enters in the main facade. This is a very typical feature for romanesque architecture that wasn't present at all in earlier architectonical styles and that we first can find here in the world's first fully mature romanesque style Sant'Ambrogio basilica.

Here is clear the point:
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So, for the horizontal emphasis on width and the axial light, both main romanesque feature and both created by the unknown architect that projected Sant'Ambrogio, we consider this basilica to be the mother church for romanesque style.

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I am very interested in the subject of the use of light in churches and cathedrals. This is fascinating. I did not know this before, but I understand your descriptions of the difference in the 'shaping' of light in Romanesque churches.

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San Desiderio's Church, ASSAGO (Greater Milan)

First built 13th C. Redeveloped End of 16th C.
Wall paintings, beginning 16th C.: Atelier of Bernardino Luini (Leonardo da vinci's Pupil).
San Desiderio, presbiterio, Assago (MI) di klausbergheimer, su Flickr
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A curoius note: the wall paintings had been whitewashed over the years and were rediscovered by chance and resurfaced as late as in the 1950s.

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A curoius note: the wall paintings had been whitewashed over the years and were rediscovered by chance and resurfaced as late as in the 1950s.

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I'm glad that this was rediscovered. Whitewash!
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Certosa di Garegnano charter house, with frescoes of Simone Peterzano, the master of Caravaggio:





















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Old December 14th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #834
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Santa Maria di Lourdes liberty/art nouveau cprepositural basilica, built in 1902, one of biggest liberty churches in Milan.





This big basilica has a huge dome, and a tall bell tower, but becomes very popular in Christmas time because of its "presepe". The monumental mechanized nativity scene, the "presepe", is infact one of the biggest in Milan, with a surface of more than 30 square meters:

daily scene:

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night scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ5k5jIPers

full sequence of the beautiful sunrise:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd3_tVHjUuU
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The Foppa chapel with frescoes of Lomazzo from XVI century in San Marco Basilica, the biggest church in the city after the duomo, with a covered area of 3200 square meters:

In the chapel little apsis you'll find the fresco "Angelic glory" by Lomazzo:

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"the fall of Simon Magus", by Lomazzo, very beautiful!

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The apse frescoes, by the Genovesino:

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Old December 17th, 2013, 12:38 AM   #836
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Cappella Brivio, St. Eustorgius' Basilica. Design by Donato Bramante (1480-1489)

The White Chapel on the right side of the façade.

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The Brivio Altarpiece, Brivio Chapel, by Ambrogio da Fossano detto il Bergognone



The Brivio Sarcophagus. tommaso and Francesco Cazzaniga and Benedetto Briosco (1484-1486)



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I was there today, visiting the Cappella Portinari with some foreigner friends. I just adore the Cappella Brivio, a piece of Florence translated in Lombardy. That white/grey bichromy is pure elegance, and the Bergognone painting is just the jewel of the crown. It's just a pity it has a weak illumination, hopefully today I found it well illuminated! It surely deserves it in order to appreciate all the beautiful pieces of art of this chapel. But Sant'Eustorgio iself, with all the Sforza Tombs, the Three Wise Men tomb is a sort of Pantheon. Really a must visit. Thank you Vittorio for your contributions!
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One of the biggest extra muros revivalist church, the San Luigi Gonzaga minor basilica, construction started in 1872 but wasn't dedicated until 1897, the church is 65 meters long:









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Santa Maria alla Porta baroque main altar:

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Madonna dell'Albero altar (in english it would be "Our Lady of the tree") in the north transept of the Milan Duomo:



Picture from the official twitter profile of the Milan Duomo: @DuomodiMilano if you want to follow it!
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