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Old June 26th, 2014, 09:35 PM   #941
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An ancient twin gothic church, the church of the Incoronata, very near to the new Porta Nuova skyscrapers downtown.

The interiors:







Side chapel:



...with a beautiful sculpture:



...dedicated to Antonio Landriani:



Left nave altar:



Right side altar:



this is the counterfacade, is not the nave...this church is "squared", not rectangular!









Side chapel frescoes:







Stained glass window:



Bergognone's "Sacred press" frescoes, the masterpiece of the church. Here Jesus is represented "pressed" under a cross and his blood running out of his scars and being collected like it was wine and drank by Saints below him. It is a very rare iconographical theme in Southern Europe, and almost never painted with this quality of painting.





The full scene, the Cross is the press and Jesus is the sacred grapes that gives us the wine that cristians drink remembering the last supper. Wow! Great fresco!



Details of Jesus:





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Old June 26th, 2014, 09:38 PM   #942
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Tempio Civico di San Sebastiano, from XVI century:









a Pietà sculpture:

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Old June 28th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #943
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Corpus Domini liberty style basilica, finished in 1901:











Deposition chapel:




















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Old June 28th, 2014, 04:11 PM   #944
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Another XX century church, the Madonna di Lourdes basilica-sanctuary, finished in year 1902, very close to the previous one, this one too is built in a liberty-revivalist style:











The tall dome:















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Old June 28th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #945
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Wow! Pavia looks like an absolute must!
So much Italian art, so little time!
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Old June 28th, 2014, 06:49 PM   #946
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Yes it really is! And this thread only deals with "sacred" architecture...but Pavia has also a lot of civil buildings, like medieval towers, one of Europe's oldest universities (established in 1361) and one of Lombardy's biggest castles. Before its partial destructions, was considered one of the most beautiful renaissance royal palace, now is amazing nevertheless! It boasts the Pinacoteca Malaspina, with some great paintings from Antonello da Messina, Foppa, Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Luini, then Tiepolo and Francesco Hayez for modern times. But Pavia offers different layers of history throughout its historical center and its narrow cobbled streets...a twin trip to Milan & Pavia would be a complete one!

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An ancient twin gothic church, the church of the Incoronata, very near to the new Porta Nuova skyscrapers downtown.


...with a beautiful sculpture:



The full scene, the Cross is the press and Jesus is the sacred grapes that gives us the wine that cristians drink remembering the last supper. Wow! Great fresco!


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Old July 3rd, 2014, 01:56 AM   #948
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Sant'Antonio sanctuary, built in neo renaissance style between 1902 and 1906:





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Old July 3rd, 2014, 01:57 AM   #949
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The paleochristian basilica of San Vincenzo in Prato:





The romanesue apsis:



The romanesque crypt:





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Other images of San Vincenzo in Prato, this time from ww.milanofotografo.it











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Santa Maria alla Fontana renaissance sanctuary, in Isola district, near Porta Nuova:









The lower church has a bramantesque opened cloisters, very original.







Frescoes from 1600s in the lower church:





Here you can see the "opened" renaissance cloister-chapel structure:









Back facade, with the lower chapel and the cloisters:



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A little baroque church I wasn't even aware of, Santi Carlo e Vitale alle Abbadesse, XVII century:







The apsis is a sort of trompe l'oeil:











The interior frescoes are of Morazzone, all images are taken from www.milanofotografo.it
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Abbey of Santa Maria la Bianca di Casoretto, built in XV century. Also Guiniforte Solari (the architect of the gothic nave of Santa Maria alle Grazie) worked on this abbey.



Sober interiors:



The masterpiece of this abbey. A really precious renaissance tryptic, from the Bergognone (or even his pupil Bevilacqua):
Resurrection of Christ between Saint John the Baptist and John the Evangelist:





Here you can see it better:







Flat apsis: it's an abbey.





The elegant counter facade:







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And now an interesting example of lombard romanesque style: the church of Santa Maria la Rossa in Crescenzago, in the north east periphery of the city, built in year 1140.









The XIV century apsis fresco:





The counter facade:





The last supper fresco:















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Santissimo Sacramento Chapel in San Giorgio al Palazzo church, paintings by Renaissance master Bernardino Luini, this is one of his biggest masterpiece, painted in 1516. Most famous is his deposition of Christ. Awe inspiring! The church is very close to the Duomo cathedral, in Via Torino.





This is the deposition. Incredible, must be seen live. Quintessential renaissance.



The ecce homo:



The Cristo alla colonna. S different from the one from Bramante in Brera gallery.



Details:





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San Giorgio al Palazzo church:





The apsis:







The counter facade:



A side chapel:





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Sant'Angelo church, a quite big religious building built between 1552 and 1630, it is the most important church for Franciscan order in Milan:



The main nave:







The beautiful baroque transept:











The apsis, with frescoes of Camillo Procaccini:









The triumphal arch with frescoes of the Legnanino:





Baroque side chapels:









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Great diversity of styles. Awesome showcase!
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Old July 11th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #960
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Thank you!
Yes, even if it's not a "loudy" art capital as other ones, definately Milan boasts one on the richest collection of churches in the world. And surprisingly this amazing "artsy" side is not much considered by tourists...
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