Architectural Lantern Slides of Italy

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Architectural Lantern Slides

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Lantern slides created in Italy during the late 19th or early 20th century. Image subjects include arenas, basilicas, cathedrals, chapels, churches, fountains, gardens, loggias, public buildings, ruins, sculpture, tombs. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Theaters

Churches

Palaces

Fountains

Temples

City halls

Architecture

Monuments

Statues

Cathedral

Monasteries

Spatial Coverage

Siena

Agrigento

Florence

Pisa

Italy

Venice

Palermo

Ravenna

Vicenza

Padua

Tivoli

Pompeii

Vatican City

Perugia

Pistoia

Rome

Brescia

Mantua

Verona

Assisi

Naples

Bologna

Milan

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Romanesque façade dates from ca. 1240 and was restored in 1910 by the architect Raffaele Faccioli.

    Church dedicated by Innocent IV in 1251 to St Dominic. It has been enlarged several times, and the present interiors are the work of Carlo Francesco Dotti, who remodelled (1728-1732) the church in the early 17th-century Bolognese style. It is notable chiefly as the home of the tomb of St Dominic, the Arca di S Domenico. The design of the tomb is generally credited to Nicola Pisano (now alte…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Portrayed as he gives a blessing and preaches, while holding the keys to the kingdom of heaven. The foot is worn thin from centuries of being touched by pilgrims. The backdrop is a mosaic.

    The bronze figure of St. Peter in St. Peter’s, Rome, was based on the antique statue of a philosopher (now Rome, Grotte Vaticane), remodelled to represent Peter. The long-disputed dating of the bronze figure to the late 13th century, first advocated by Wickhoff (1890), was confirmed by an analysis of t…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The grand portal in the Piazza is surmounted by the city’s symbols, the griffin of Perugia and the Imperial Guelf lion, in bronze; the originals were probably cast in the Arsenal of Venice, in 1274, the first European bronze castings in the round achieved since Antiquity.

    Palazzo del Popolo (begun 1293), later the Palazzo dei Priori , has a remarkable frescoed hall, the Sala dei Notari. In Perugia the magistratura dei Priori, “magistrature of the first citizens”, was establishe…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The funeral monument of Countess Matilda di Canossa, Pope Gregory VII’s great champion against the Emperor Henry VI. The monument was conceived by Bernini who began it in 1633, commissioned by Urban VIII. The head of Matilda is by Andrea Bolgi (1605-1656), the rest of the figure by Luigi Bernini. The central bas-relief which shows Henry IV kneeling before Gregory VII on 28 January 1077 after waiting or three days and three nights to be received, is the work of Stefano Speranza. The two ch…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    St Longinus is one of the four colossal marble statues of the saints associated with the relics Bernini assembled for display in the crossing; the head of the apostle Andrew; the lance of Longinus; Veronica’s veil; and fragments of the True Cross brought to Rome by St Helena. As a group they relate to the baldacchino. St Veronica and St Helena seem to direct their attention to and move towards the papal altar at which Christ’s Passion is re-enacted during Mass. St Andrew and St Longin…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In September 1547 Montorsoli travelled to Messina to produce the Fountain of Orion in front of the cathedral. The elaborately carved marble basin supports four reclining river-gods, the first use of such a formula in Renaissance art and also the first example of an urban fountain with symbolism directly related to water; a statue of the city’s founder, Orion, surmounts two further basins.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Pope Julius II established the Belvedere sculpture garden behind the Vatican Palace. The Museo Pio Clementino was constructed by Michelangelo Simonetti, to take the Belvedere sculptures into a new display and to make room for the frantic new collecting of antiquities on which the papacy embarked, which soon required the additional accommodation of the Galleria dei Candelabri. Once the papacy was committed to centralized conservation, the collections rapidly expanded in the form of different m…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The new pope (Alexander VII) revived a scheme, first discussed under Urban VIII, to build a monumental reliquary in the apse of St Peter’s for the apostle’s throne. The Cathedra Petri (1657-66), an immense work, perfectly proportioned to the vast dimensions of the apse and visually framed from the nave by the columns of the baldacchino, provides the climax to Bernini’s work in the basilica. High above the altar, the great bronze throne of Peter seems to hover in mid-air.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Montorsoli’s second outstanding work in Messina is the marble Fountain of Neptune at the harbour. This consists of a colossal statue of Neptune on a high socle above a basin from which rise the fettered Scylla and Charybdis, the sea monsters of the Straits of Messina. Once again his work introduced a new fountain type, that with a single central figure.

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Montorsoli’s second outstanding work in Messina is the marble Fountain of Neptune at the harbour. This consists of a colossal statue of Neptune on a high socle above a basin from which rise the fettered Scylla and Charybdis, the sea monsters of the Straits of Messina. Once again his work introduced a new fountain type, that with a single central figure.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome, initially commissioned (and actually designed) by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. Originally the mausoleum was a decorated cylinder, with a garden top and golden quadriga. Hadrian’s ashes were placed here a year after his death in Baiae in 138. Following this, the r…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In 1535, Pope Clement VII allocated the toll income of the bridge to erecting the statues of the apostles saint Peter and Saint Paul.

    The famous Ponte Sant'Angelo (pedestrians only), the ancient Pons Aelius or Pons Adrianus, was built by Emperor Hadrian in 134 AD as a fitting approach from the Campus Martius to his mausoleum, known since the Middle Ages as the Castel Sant'Angelo. Although the Roman bridge was decorated with statues, it was transformed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini when he …

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