Cerrini Fresco - Santa Maria della Vittoria - Roma, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 41° 54.277 E 012° 29.658
33T E 292167 N 4642222
Quick Description: Beautiful fresco of the vault of Santa Maria della Vittoria a 17th century Baroque catholic titular church located in the Rione Sallustiano of Rome, Italy.
Location: Italy
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 8:47:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM111DV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The church was built from 1608-1620, as a chapel dedicated to Saint Paul for the Discalced Carmelites. After the Catholic victory at the battle of White Mountain in 1620, which reversed the Reformation in Bohemia, the church was rededicated to the Virgin Mary. Turkish standards captured at the 1683 siege of Vienna hang in the church, adding to the theme of the Virgin helping to lead Catholic armies to victory.

The church is the only structure designed and completed by the early Baroque architect Carlo Maderno, though the interior suffered a fire in 1833 and required restoration. Its façade, however, was erected by Giovanni Battista Soria during Maderno's lifetime, 1624–1626, showing the unmistakable influence of Maderno's Santa Susanna nearby.

The interior was sequentially enriched after Maderno's death; its vault was frescoed in 1675 with triumphant themes within shaped compartments with feigned frames: The Virgin Mary Triumphing over Heresy and Fall of the Rebel Angels executed by Giovanni Domenico Cerrini.

The Virgin Mary is represented on a cloud surrounded by angels holding swords, spears and shields, while the other end of the fresco depicts the fall from heaven of the rebellious angels.

Opening hours: 8:30 to 12:00 and 15:30 to 18:00

Source: Wikipedia (visit link)
City: Rome

Location Name: Santa Maria della Vittoria

Artist: Giovanni Domenico Cerrini

Date: 1675

Media: Plaster

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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