daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Architecture > European Classic Architecture and Landscapes

European Classic Architecture and Landscapes All related to historical buildings and landscapes of the old world.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 3rd, 2014, 02:51 AM   #881
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Sant'Ambrogio basilica:







The side chapel where you can access to the IV century mosaic chapel:



Again, the light, the main character of romanesque churches:



The equilibrium of structures and weights is just so awe inspiring!



The windows seen from the crypt though a Crucifix:



the absolute marvel, carolingian craftswork, the Golden Altar of Vuolvinius. Whole great cathedrals are less important than this single altair:



__________________

Fab87 liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 3rd, 2014, 03:48 AM   #882
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Interior decorations and frescoes of San Maurizio, work of Bernardino Luini:







































All pictures are mine.

Last edited by tommolo; April 3rd, 2014 at 12:55 PM.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2014, 03:55 AM   #883
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

San Maurizio church interiors part 2:





















All pictures are mine.
__________________

vittorio tauber liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #884
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

San Simpliciano, a paleochristian basilica that for me is one of the most inspiring in Milan. True medieval atmosphere there.























The apse frescoes, by Ambrogio da Fossano, the Bergognone, Renaissance:



The little chapel, this one incredibly preserved since the IV century, is the Sacellum (chapel) of the Martyrs of Aunania (today, the Val di Non valley). The construction technique is still imperial roman, with the barrel vault and the sequence of the bricks.











All pictures are mine.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #885
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Church of Santo Sepolcro, originally from the X century, the interiors are now baroque:



the terracotta statues and scenes from De Fondulis, Renaissance. These statues always reminds me of Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy:







Two side chapel right at the main entrance, architecture by Richini:





Here we can see San Carlo Borromeo, the father of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, in the same complex of the church of Santo Sepolcro.



In the crypt of the church and in the basement of the Museum you can still see right now traces of the Ancient imperial roman forum:









For the moment has just opened and you can see every first saturday of the month. I've seen it today he he!

All pictures are mine.

Last edited by tommolo; April 5th, 2014 at 06:12 PM.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2014, 03:53 AM   #886
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

The San Carlo al Lazzaretto little baroque church:







From Quotidiano.net
__________________

Pod░ liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #887
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Sant'Alessandro baroque basilica, not so well touristically known even it's really near to the Duomo cathedral:



















The beautiful frescoed dome, so roman or neapolitan...





All pictures are mine
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2014, 11:25 PM   #888
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

The recently restaurated gothic Santa Maria del Carmine basilica, the english language catholic parish in Milan, the interiors are now so bright! The basilica has been built between years 1400 and 1446.





The beautiful baroque chapel of the Carmine:







San Simpliciano basilica, from the IV century, near to the Carmine basilica:











All pictures are mine.
__________________

Pod░ liked this post

Last edited by tommolo; April 15th, 2014 at 11:40 PM.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 02:53 AM   #889
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

After all these most ancient churches, a big neoromanesque church, the classy Sant'Agostino basilica. It was designed in 1895 by Cecilio Arpesani and built between 1900 and 1926. It is one of the largest churches in Milan, since this church is 80 meters long and 30 meters wide.



Image by wikicommons taken from user Pufui Pc Pifpef I

Last edited by tommolo; April 16th, 2014 at 02:59 AM.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2014, 02:03 AM   #890
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Sacello di San Vittore in Ciel d'Oro in Sant'Ambrogio basilica, a little chapel, the last one in the right nave of the basilica. It is an extraordinarily preserved paleochristian mosaics from the early IV century. From the monograms used in the dome, the most ancient part of the chapel is thought to be prior to year 313, making it one of the oldest christian public building still existing today Worldwide. The basilica of Sant'Ambrogio was built around this previous chapel.

[IMG]http://i57.************/148h85.jpg[/IMG]

Picture by SSC Italia user BoardLord
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 23rd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #891
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Other beautiful images by SSC Italia user BoardLord (thank you so much! )

The San Vittore in Ciel d'Oro chapel, look at the mosaics from the IV century!

[IMG]http://i61.************/2vxo94j.jpg[/IMG]

The Golden altair of Vuolvinius, carolingian goldsmith masterpiece. Breathtaking!

[IMG]http://i62.************/9kcisk.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i61.************/296kuvn.jpg[/IMG]
__________________

Pod░ liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 02:53 AM   #892
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Pictures of the gorgeous interior of the Santa Maria della Passione basilica, one of the biggest in Milan:

























All pictures are mine
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:00 AM   #893
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Santa Maria della Passione basilica part 2:

The main altar, with frescoes from Panfilo Nuvolone:



The right transept, or Cappella Taverna. On the vault mannerist frescoes by Carlo da Urbino, on the altar a painting considered for years to be of Bernardino Luini. Now is believed to be work of Bernardino Ferrari. If it's him and not Luini, then it would be his most important painting.



The basilica's most important piece of art, the masterpiece of Late Gaudenzio Ferrari, the Last Supper (sorry, there was no english version on wikipedia, google translate it, it's well worth a reading!):









Detail of this delightful Masterpiece, Gaudenzio Ferrari's Last supper. This piece of art is so important that has been even described in Giorgio Vasari's world famous book "lives of the artists". It's the only piece of art from Ferrari described in that book.





Daniele Crespi's great paintings on the sides of the great, ancient and monumental organ pipe, without a doubt one of the best in Milan:













side chapel:







All pictures are mine.
__________________

aarhusforever liked this post

Last edited by tommolo; April 25th, 2014 at 12:55 PM.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:24 AM   #894
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Santa Francesca Romana baroque church interiors:





Santo Stefano basilica:



Interiors and the dome of the San Gioachimo church, built in ecleptical-neorenascimental style built between 1881 and 1885:









This bramantesque-style church is next to the new Porta Nuova skyscrapers district.

All pictures are mine.
__________________

aarhusforever, Fab87 liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:39 AM   #895
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,082
Likes (Received): 9117

Beautiful
__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2014, 03:44 AM   #896
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Thank you so much!
__________________

aarhusforever liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 26th, 2014, 01:14 AM   #897
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Morimondo Abbey, 23 km southwest of the duomo cathedral of Milan.

This is one of the earliest gothic style churches in Italy, that brought here this style from monasteries of France. This the gothic style melts in an extremely unique blends with the brick romanesque tradition of Lombardy, creating a sweet and warm sensation that is really whimsical. Warm colours that are hard to find in the severe gothic style elsewhere in Europe. In springtime, around at 6 pm, the sun beams inside the church's small windows like falls of light, the interior of the church seems to burst in a glorious flame. Breathtaking, really breathtaking. I've seen this lights effects only in Sant'Antimo abbey in Tuscany, and partially in Sant'Ambrogio basilica. How wonderful!
I'm sorry for the many images, take them as a sort of gallery, I couldn't help but taking pictures about this spectacular scene!



























The exterior facade, still in romanesque style even if the interior is in early gothic style:





__________________

TimothyR liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 6th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #898
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

San Carlo al Corso neoclassical basilica:





tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2014, 10:10 PM   #899
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

Beata Vergine dei Miracoli Sanctuary in Saronno, Milan metro city (de facto, not yet formally), 20 km northwest of the Duomo cathedral. Started in 1498, this is one of the highest achevement of late Renaissance, or mannerism, in nothern Italy.
The project is based on the Golden Ratio, the proportion are just perfect and the eye perceives that. The dome has been projected by Giovanni Antonio Amedeo, and the facade by Pellegrino Tibaldi.
he decoration of the interiors has many masterpieces from Bernardino Luini, the "official painter" of Milan, and Gaudenzio Ferrari.

The Mannerist facade, from Pellegrino Tibaldi:





So typical of Galeazzo Alessi these telaemons...Pellegrino Tibaldi stole them from him!











The interiors:











The Last Supper with statues, from Andrea da Milano, 1528. On the walls, paintings by Camillo Procaccini. Sticazzi!







The magnificent dome, frescoed from Gaudenzio Ferrari. Mica cotica.



Deposition statues, Andrea da Milano, year 1528.



Renaissance frescoes everywhere.



Bernardino Luini's frescoes, pure poetry:





Look at that face. Oh my God.



Perspective. Renaissance. Colours. What else?





Every corner of the Sanctuary is frescoed. When I say every corner I mean that...







Rococ˛-ish balcony:



Again, the dome by Gaudenzio Ferrari. This is said to be the best paradise ever painted.



...gotta second that opinion. Maronna santa.





Side aisles. Nowhere you find a square meter renaissance frescoes-free





__________________

TimothyR, Pod░ liked this post

Last edited by tommolo; May 10th, 2014 at 10:26 PM.
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 10th, 2014, 10:35 PM   #900
tommolo
Registered User
 
tommolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milano
Posts: 5,043
Likes (Received): 3601

San Francesco da Paola baroque church in Via Manzoni, few meters aways from La Scala theater and the Duomo cathedral, just in front of the Armani store. Not so many tourists enters here, and that's a pity. Giorgio Armani himself wanted to restore this church: when he entered here, he fell in love with this monument.

The facade of the baroque church, in a picture from Panoramio user MarkusMark:







The vault fresco:



The main altar:





detail of the baroque Organ:







Except for the first, all the other images are mine.
__________________

Pod░ liked this post
tommolo no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
milan, tourism, travel

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu