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: In Angels and Demons the protagonist follows a track (the statue the Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Bernini) that brings him to the church Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 7/29/2019 8:14:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM111HC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 2

Long Description:
The most famous work of art in Santa Maria della Vittoria can be seen in Cardinal Federico Cornaro burial chapel: Ecstasy of St. Teresa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, executed with the rest of the chapel between 1647 and 1652. It is considered one of the best Baroque sculptures in Rome, and is one of Bernini's most accomplished and well-known works. The statues depict a moment as described by Saint Teresa of Avila in her autobiography, where she had the vivid vision of a Seraph Angel piercing her heart with a golden shaft, causing her both immense joy and pain. The flowing robes and contorted posture abandon classical restraint and repose to depict a more passionate, almost voluptuous trance.

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Short Description: Santa Maria della Vittoria (Saint Mary of Victory) is a Baroque Roman Catholic titular church built from 1608 to 1620.

Book Title: Angels and Demons

First Year Published: 2000

Author's Name: Dan Brown

Name of Waymarked Item: Santa Maria della Vittoria

Location of Item: Rione Sallustiano at 17 Via XX Settembre in Rome, Italy.

More Information:
Langdone realizes that the Bernini statue he is looking for is the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa located in Santa Maria della Vittoria. He enters the church and finds the third Cardinal still alive...


Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: [Web Link]

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