Sunday, November 24, 2013

Basilica di San Marco

Basilica di San Marco, Assunzione della Vergine, Assumption of the Virgin Mary by Giovanni Antonio Pucci, Florence
Basilica di San Marco, Piazza San Marco
Florence, October 2013

(On the ceiling: Assunzione della Vergine by Giovanni Antonio Pucci, 1725)

“The church was consecrated in 1443 and became since then on an important hive of activity in the fields of religion, thinking and art which some of its friars were involved in. One of them was Fra Angelico, who began painting at 17 and became a member of the order at 18. He lived in the monastery from 1436 to 1445. The others were St. Antonino da Firenze, Archbishop of Florence, who stayed in the monastery between 1446 and 1459, and then the theologian and thinker Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who became monastic prior in 1491 and, between 1494 and 1498, ruled the Republic of Florence. He died at the stake as the Inquisition Court had believed him guilty of heresy.”
(Basilica di San Marco, Divino Villas)


cieldequimper said...

And how did you manage the photo with virtually nobody inside this splendour?

Anonymous said...

Very impressive church and nice photo.

VP said...

ciel - It was late afternoon...