The church of San Rocco in Rome is a church of the seventeenth century in the Campo Marzio. The church was born through the initiative of the "Brotherhood of San Rocco", dedicated to the saint of Montpellier in 1499 and approved by Pope Alexander VI. At the religious alliance, created to help the sick of the plague on the initiative of the boatmen and the hosts who lived near the Tiber, was granted to build a hospital near the ancient church of San Martino juxta flumen ("the river") since this the eleventh century. The site is in fact place very close to an ancient river port of Ripetta said. Immediately after the experiences made during the holy year of 1500, in 1502 it was dedicated to St. Rocco and St. Martin and the hospital was built which was enriched in a second moment of a department of gynecology. The church, with no particular artistic ambitions, was completed with an interior decoration, in part by Baldassarre Peruzzi and the facade was decorated with Stories of St. Rocco the painter Avanzino Nucci. In 1645 he was brought to light an ancient fresco of the Madonna, previously served, and the image was considered miraculous. A year later he began the restructuring of the early church, whose work was completed in 1654 by the munificence of Cardinal Francesco Barberini, and Edward Vecchiarelli. Architect Giovanni Antonio De Rossi was responsible for the sacristy, the construction of the dome, the inclusion of the new chapel of "Madonna of the Graces." The interior has a nave with three chapels on each side, received a new decoration. Among the paintings are reminiscent of the Madonna and Child with St. Roch and St. Anthony of Baldassare Peruzzi, but extensively restored by Giovan Battista said Gaulli Baciccio around in 1660 because of extensive damage caused by frequent floods and the great painting by Brandi San Rocco in Glory in 1674, located on the main altar. In the first half of the eighteenth century, chapels were adorned with a decorative marble, while the facade was built in neoclassical style by the architect Giuseppe Valadier in 1832, with one order of double columns with Corinthian capitals in the center, flanked by pilasters with Ionic capitals , supporting a large gable. On the portal entrance is the coat of arms of Pope Gregory XVI reigning at the time of the work. The first radical transformation of the appearance of the area occurred in 1890 with the demolition of Ripetta due to the construction of the Tiber and the Ponte Cavour. Subsequently, there were radical renovation of the neighborhood near the Ara Pacis and between 1934 and 1938 buildings were demolished and dense near the Mausoleum of Augustus. During the work, the hospital was demolished (rebuilt between 1772 and 1775) and the church tower. Because of this work was to replace the walls with the sides and rear of the church, who previously leaned to buildings. The church, in fact, survived the demolition thanks to the artistic value and devotion to the chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie.
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krzychu30 (8935) 2012-02-19 7:07
the lighting conditions on this picture are simply marvelous.It gives beautiful "warm touch" to the whole compoition and could be a leitmotiv of your composition as well.And the architecture of the church is as much impressive and delightful as the amazing light itself.
Have a nice evening
siudzi (23959) 2012-02-19 7:42
The afternoon light was the secret to built this beautiful composition. The visual effect is remarkable. Very well done and presented. This architecture looks spectacular here. TFS.
ikeharel (37424) 2012-02-19 7:52
A most impressive golden-moment light up the Cattedrale, Valter.
With branchs shadow upon, the scene is even more vivid and alive.
The architecture shown with fine elements.
Buona Domenica serata,
jjcordier (62394) 2012-02-19 7:57
Fantastique lumière qui éclaire d'incroyable façon cette belle église de Rome.
serp2000 (29242) 2012-02-19 8:00
Thanks for this shot! Impressive suset colours, excellent contrast with the sky. Outstanding sharpness! Two points!)))
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-02-19 8:47
The great church lit by the setting sun! Light also wonderful and beautiful shot! Fine those shadows on the church!
Best regards, Nino.
ourania (12469) 2012-02-19 9:01
admirable light management and sharpness give so many details and create an enchanting atmosphere. The stong golden light emerging between the blue-grey sky and the shade is glorious and the play of light and shadow on the facade has a lovely, intriguing effect. Well done!
All the best, have a good week,
mauro61 (52527) 2012-02-19 9:21
mi piace la tonalità calda e l'effetto delle luci e ombre sulla facciata della chiesa.
Anche la colorazione del cielo non è da meno,
JFS (32189) 2012-02-19 9:41
Golden light fot those magnificent monuments. Remarquable shot Valter!
Thanks and best regards,
golus (2889) 2012-02-19 10:12
The effect of golden sunset light on this church is just amazing. I can see the shadows of tree branches clearly. Your point of view and perspective are very cleverly planned to show this amazing effect and the result is a striking composition. Lovely colors with exquisite sharpness too. I liked it very much. Great work my friend. Have a nice Sunday eve and week.
leo61 (0) 2012-02-19 10:24
Fantastic light here and a well choosen angle.
Excellent quality and good contrast with this evening sky.
maria-v1981 (10403) 2012-02-19 10:27
The light of helium has colored with this splendid golden colour this wonderful buildings. The evening light warm tones helps create a calm and warmth atmosphere.
Have a nice Monday,
chawax (14918) 2012-02-19 11:05
You caught a fantastic golden light on these buildings ! Just as shame we can see peoples and cars in the very bottom of the picture, maybe you should have cropped the picture a little.
brianmcc (5536) 2012-02-19 11:11
the light in this picture is stunning and you have managed it very well. the results are superb. the colours are beautiful, the golden tones totally illuminate the picture. excellent sharpness and detail.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-02-19 11:26
Beautiful warm colors . The lighting conditions are spectacular making it glitter like gold. Nice architectural details are captured very skilfully. The play of light and shade is good. Nice sharp image with nice architecture.
yquem46 (32323) 2012-02-19 12:20
Splendid golden tones of the stone on a blue cloudy sky
All the best
Gigidusud (8106) 2012-02-19 12:31
Bellissima architettura con una luce splendida!
delpeoples (45018) 2012-02-19 18:17
Nei miei numerosi discorsi con John (Tyro), siamo giunti alla conclusione che si può avere tutte le fotocamere, obbiettive ecc, che si piace. Ma signigica niente senza la buona luce. E qui hai catturato una luce squisita. I toni dorati sono magici. Mi piace molto il tuo POV che visualizza splendidamente tutti i dettagli architettonici ed ottiene il meglio della luce. Ottimo lavoro, e un vero piacere a vedere la tua foto.
SnapRJW (18792) 2012-02-19 22:32
The light and shade are a lovely feature of this shot Valter, together and with the rich colours you have captured a lovely 'end-of-the-day' atmosphere. Beautiful architectural shot. Warm regards rosemary
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-02-20 0:00
An attractive upper view of the church. I like the golden time and the shadows of the facade. Good work, have a nice week.
angel66 (1006) 2012-02-20 2:38
bellissima luce sulle bellezze di Roma.
Incredibile la nitidezza. Ottimo
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-02-20 2:40
سلام دوست من
تصویر واضح و جالب
peppe59 (14547) 2012-02-20 9:35
il calare del sole offre colori e forme molto belle ed interessanti, da perfetto osservatore li hai colti in questa bellissima immagine di qualità.
complimenti e buona serata
tyro (13149) 2012-02-20 15:15
WOW! As Lisa says, it is the light which makes this one so special. Low, warm, late afternoon light - just the day after Christmas.
Not only has the warm light illuminated this beautiful building perfectly, but it has also lit the clouds in the sky giving them a beautiful colour.
This picture is perfectly composed and exposed with stunning detail and sharpness but, really, it is still that fabulous light which really makes it so special!
Silvio1953 (98259) 2012-02-21 3:26
Ciao Valter, fantastica luce calda sulla magnifica facciata, bellissima la ragnatela delle ombre, cielo meraviglioso, splendida composizione, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
aliabazari (10105) 2012-02-22 22:50
Hi Walter ...
The light is very beautiful morning program on this view, the sanctity of the it architecture added. Great combination of light, colors.
BennyV (12793) 2012-03-06 5:39
Colours like fire, alighting the building. Terrific!
In PP you could do away with that red traffic light below to keep the feeling intact there too.
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (16241)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-26
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 10/22
- Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-19 6:41