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Monday, 8 February 2010

Frescoes, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore

A tantalising one degree above freezing at 8:30am. Foggy with the occasional snow flake.



Carmine Superiore is home to the tiny Romanesque Chiesa di San Gottardo, which dates back to 1330. Inside and outside, this tiny gem of a church is covered with exquisite frescoes. Originally painted in the 15th century, they have recently been restored. Above is a section of the Life of San Bartolomeo - I love the tiny dancing devil in the background.

If you would like to see more, just hit the 'frescoes' tag at the bottom of this post, or visit The Carmine Superiore Picture Gallery.

For more beautiful images from around the world, visit My World!



19 comments:

Martha Z said...

I would have missed the devil if you hadn't mentioned him.

Sylvia K said...

Great post! Love your photo! And we do find that devil everywhere, don't we!! Wonderful! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Stine in Ontario said...

What a treat to see this wonderful fresco. Hahaha! Thank you for pointing out the devil. :)

Paul said...

You have a wonderful blog here, I became a follower :)

The devil appears to be controlling Judas as a puppet master would control his puppet.

Natural Moments said...

The fresco gives off a sense of peace and quietude. Art is certainly an expression of layers upon layers of feeling drawn together to create a unique story and point of view.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Louise: A beautiful and powerful fresco, 1330 amazing.

Rajesh said...

That church is definitely very old and the frescoes are magnificent

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The fresco is lovely and an amazing story. I really enjoyed browsing a bit here and I'll come back for more.

Hazel said...

I looked closer... wondering if I could find another dancing devil. I found a fading face in the middle :)

Joy said...

It is wonderful they were able to restore these frescoes for future generations.

Small Burst said...

These frescoes are amazing! Due to my appreciation of your blog. I awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award. Find it here: http://smallburst.com/2010/02/sunshine-blog-award/

LadyFi said...

Good to see you here on My World, Louise! I made a lot of new friends this way...

And I love the way the person in the middle at the front is pointing to the guy next to him or her as if to say, "He did it!"

Vicky said...

Great photos and great post!!! Thanks for sharing!

Guy D said...

Fantastic art, very beautiful.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

xoxoKrysten said...

I totally would have missed the devil had you not said something. Very cool!

LindyLouMac said...

I would have also missed the devil!

ilanadavita said...

It is always moving to see old frescoes, as if ancient folks were talking to us through the ages.

Louise said...

Thanks to everyone who commented on this post. I wish you all could see the frescoes in person. They really are breathtaking, especially now that they have been restored. Following Ilana's comment, I just wanted to say that I feel it's remarkable that the stories and symbols that we see in such old frescoes are still familiar to us today. I wonder if future generations will remember Avatar or Star Wars?

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for visiting My World post. Lovely fresco! :)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Frescoes, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore

A tantalising one degree above freezing at 8:30am. Foggy with the occasional snow flake.



Carmine Superiore is home to the tiny Romanesque Chiesa di San Gottardo, which dates back to 1330. Inside and outside, this tiny gem of a church is covered with exquisite frescoes. Originally painted in the 15th century, they have recently been restored. Above is a section of the Life of San Bartolomeo - I love the tiny dancing devil in the background.

If you would like to see more, just hit the 'frescoes' tag at the bottom of this post, or visit The Carmine Superiore Picture Gallery.

For more beautiful images from around the world, visit My World!



19 comments:

Martha Z said...

I would have missed the devil if you hadn't mentioned him.

Sylvia K said...

Great post! Love your photo! And we do find that devil everywhere, don't we!! Wonderful! Hope you have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Stine in Ontario said...

What a treat to see this wonderful fresco. Hahaha! Thank you for pointing out the devil. :)

Paul said...

You have a wonderful blog here, I became a follower :)

The devil appears to be controlling Judas as a puppet master would control his puppet.

Natural Moments said...

The fresco gives off a sense of peace and quietude. Art is certainly an expression of layers upon layers of feeling drawn together to create a unique story and point of view.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Louise: A beautiful and powerful fresco, 1330 amazing.

Rajesh said...

That church is definitely very old and the frescoes are magnificent

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The fresco is lovely and an amazing story. I really enjoyed browsing a bit here and I'll come back for more.

Hazel said...

I looked closer... wondering if I could find another dancing devil. I found a fading face in the middle :)

Joy said...

It is wonderful they were able to restore these frescoes for future generations.

Small Burst said...

These frescoes are amazing! Due to my appreciation of your blog. I awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award. Find it here: http://smallburst.com/2010/02/sunshine-blog-award/

LadyFi said...

Good to see you here on My World, Louise! I made a lot of new friends this way...

And I love the way the person in the middle at the front is pointing to the guy next to him or her as if to say, "He did it!"

Vicky said...

Great photos and great post!!! Thanks for sharing!

Guy D said...

Fantastic art, very beautiful.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

xoxoKrysten said...

I totally would have missed the devil had you not said something. Very cool!

LindyLouMac said...

I would have also missed the devil!

ilanadavita said...

It is always moving to see old frescoes, as if ancient folks were talking to us through the ages.

Louise said...

Thanks to everyone who commented on this post. I wish you all could see the frescoes in person. They really are breathtaking, especially now that they have been restored. Following Ilana's comment, I just wanted to say that I feel it's remarkable that the stories and symbols that we see in such old frescoes are still familiar to us today. I wonder if future generations will remember Avatar or Star Wars?

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for visiting My World post. Lovely fresco! :)