Photographer's Note

Church of St. Francis of Assisi - Terni

The church, built in 1265, originally was built with a single nave and transept, according to the type Franciscan basilica. Covered with stone cross vault sponga, it was completed by a semicircular or polygonal apse, less prominent of the current, as shown by the left window of the Heavens chapel, instead of outside overlooking the presbytery. In 1437 it was extended to three naves and had added the chapel of San Bernardino (right transept, destroyed by the bombings of the last war); was remodeled in the '600 and renovated after the earthquake of 1703. More extensive repairs were operated in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the last after the ravages of war. The middle part of the façade has a Gothic portal surmounted by large oculus; the side walls, added in the '400, have the time portals and Gothic windows; the elegant bell tower with mullioned windows and four-gothic and crowning of intertwined arches is the work of angel from Orvieto (1345), shows its derivation from the scheme of the Roman church towers; It is in fact divided in horizontal zones of hanging frames Gothic arches; are other minor tax lintels.
The interior of St. Francis, exceptionally bare like any construction Franciscan contains within itself the explosion of colors of the frescoes in the Paradisi Chapel. Bartolomeo di Tommaso there has been, on the desire of the customer Monaldo havens, the Last Judgment, distributed on three walls: the central Paradise, in the left one of the Seven Deadly Sins, and in the right one Hell.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19737 W: 130 N: 41830] (220717)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2016-11-14
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: 30 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2016-11-14 10:36
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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19737 W: 130 N: 41830] (220717)
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