Santa Maria del Quartiere, Parma

Add to Bucket ListAdded!

Quick Summary

Location
44°48'04"N
010°18'58"E
Country
 Italy
Categories
  • Sacral
Rating
Take me there!

Description

Santa Maria del Quartiere is a Baroque-style church in the quarter of the Oltretorrente of the city of Parma, Italy.

History

The church was built from 1604–1619, on the site of a prior chapel dedicated to Mary, located in a site inside the walls, where troops were traditionally quartered, thus the name. The design has been attributed to the Ferrarese architect Giovan Battista Aleotti. Atypical for most post-Reformation rectangular church naves, the nave of this church is a centralized hexagonal plan. The presbytery includes frescoes (1626) by Giulio Orlandini. The large and crowded fresco of the Trinity with angels and with the Ascended Virgin and saints in Paradise (1626-1629) covers the cupola, and was work by Pier Antonio Bernabei and his pupils: his brother Alessandro and Giovanni Maria Conti della Camera. The decoration of the chapels occurred in nineteenth centuries, and has works by Tommaso Bandini, Giovanni Gaibazzi, Francesco Scaramuzza, and Francesco Pescatori.
This dGuide uses material from the Wikipedia,
released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Rating

Overall Rating
Please comment your rating:

Please log in to rate this dGuide!