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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Bologna’s votive and civic basilica is dedicated to Bologna’s patron saint (St. Petronius, eighth bishop of Bologna, reigned 431-450). The Gothic-style church was erected by the Commune between 1390 and the third quarter of the 17th century. Although unfinished, it dominates the skyline and ranks among the largest ecclesiastical buildings in Italy (44.27 m to the crowning of the vaults). Here Charles V was crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Clement VII in 1530. The problem of the great unf…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Around 448 Abundius became the fourth Bishop of Como, succeeding Amantius. The Romanesque church of Sant'Abbondio at Como, consecrated in 1095 by Pope Urban II, is dedicated to him, and his relics are conserved beneath its principal altar. The church has a nave and four aisles and two notable bell towers rising at the end of the external aisles, in the middle of the nave (preceding the apse). It was part of a Benedictine monastery, recently restored.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    In 1630 Venice experienced an unusually devastating outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city’s deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The resulting domed church of S Maria della Salute, built at the junction of the Giudecca and Grand canals at the focal point of the city of Venice, occupied Longhena for more than 50 years and was consecrated after his death on…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The column on the corner of Via della Consolata dates from 1835, erected in memory of the cholera epidemic which raged in the city.

    The basilica stands on the ruins of one of the corner towers of the ancient Roman city walls (Julia Augusta Taurinorum). The current Baroque church is the result of the radical reworking of the former Romanesque church of Sant'Andrea on the site. The only Romanesque structure left is the bell tower. The Baroque phase was begun in 1678 by Guarino Guarini. The…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Superga is a hill (672 m above sea level) situated on the south bank of the Po River to the east of Turin. Among Juvarra’s first commissions in Turin was the church and monastery at Superga, a votive offering by the King [Victor Amadeus II of Savoy] that, although situated on a hill outside the city, was intended to be clearly visible from within it. Juvarra’s solution, a central plan church with a dome raised on a tall drum, flanking towers and a square, tetrastyle temple portico eme…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    The site it occupies was once the Roman forum of Trajan, the forum vetus, thus its name. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1896 in a dominating position in the city, as a mark of the triumph of Christian values over the socialists of the Lyon commune of 1870, like the similarly-inspired Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, Paris. Its design, by Pierre Bossan, draws from both Romanesque and Byzantine architecture, two non-Gothic models that were unusual choices at the time.

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Former Benedictine abbey (cathedral since 1966) in France, situated in the northern suburbs of Paris. The first church on the site was built in the 5th century ad, and Saint-Denis was the principal French royal monastery from the 7th century until the Revolution. Founded as the tomb and shrine of St Denis (died ca. 258 CE), evangelist and first bishop of Paris, the church became the main burial-place of the French kings and the depository for their regalia. The first half of the 12th century …

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Misericords are shelf-like projections attached to the undersides of hinged seats in choir stalls; when the seats are lifted, they give support to a person standing in the stall; often ornamented.

    Former Benedictine abbey (cathedral since 1966) in France, situated in the northern suburbs of Paris. The first church on the site was built in the 5th century ad, and Saint-Denis was the principal French royal monastery from the 7th century until the Revolution. Founded as the tomb and shrine of S…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Work on the portal may have been initiated before Suger’s death (1151). Damaged during Revolution and was both re-cut and restored.

    Former Benedictine abbey (cathedral since 1966) in France, situated in the northern suburbs of Paris. The first church on the site was built in the 5th century ad, and Saint-Denis was the principal French royal monastery from the 7th century until the Revolution. Founded as the tomb and shrine of St Denis (died ca. 258 CE), evangelist and first bishop of Par…

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    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    This statue has been moved from the crypt to a side chapel of the nave and assembled into one monument to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

    The change during the Renaissance in attitudes towards the affirmation of the individual is reflected in the later royal tombs at Saint-Denis. As with the medieval tombs, some were commissioned for the abbey, while others were brought in at a later date from their original places in various Paris churches, having been dismantled during the Revolution and r…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    Commissioned by Francis I in 1516, was completed only in 1531. Possibly designed by Guido Mazzoni or Jean Perréal, it shows signs of an attempt to combine the French and Italian traditions in a monumental style. The two naked recumbent figures of the King and Queen, visible through the arcading of the superstructure, were placed beneath representations of the royal couple shown kneeling at prayer on top of the monument. These strikingly realistic figures are attributed to Guillaume Regnault (…

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
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    This statue has been moved from the crypt to a side chapel of the nave and assembled into one monument to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

    The change during the Renaissance in attitudes towards the affirmation of the individual is reflected in the later royal tombs at Saint-Denis. As with the medieval tombs, some were commissioned for the abbey, while others were brought in at a later date from their original places in various Paris churches, having been dismantled during the Revolution and r…

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    1910-01-01
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