Urbino Cathedral – Statue of San Crescentino
Urbino Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Urbino, Cattedrale Metropolitana di Santa Maria Assunta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the city of Urbino, Italy, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1986 it has been the seat of the Archbishop of Urbino-Urbania-Sant'Angelo in Vado, and was previously the seat of the Archbishops of Urbino.
The first cathedral on the site was built here in 1021, to replace an earlier one located outside the city walls. Under the patronage of Count Federico da Montefeltro, it was rebuilt in the 15th century, based on a design attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Construction was not finished until 1604. The west front, using stone quarried from Furlo, was designed by Camillo Morigia and completed in 1782. It was ornamented with five statues, representing the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, between Saint Augustine to the left and Saint John Chrysostom to the right.
On January 12, 1789, a powerful earthquake toppled the cupola, and made a reconstruction necessary. The project was entrusted to Giuseppe Valadier, and completed by 1801 in the present Neoclassical style.
Valadier's Neocassical interior is on a Latin cross groundplan and has a central nave between two side aisles, under a barrel vaulted roof. The crossing of the transept supports an impressive coffered cupola.
As to works of art, the cathedral contains two canvases by Federigo Barocci, a Saint Sebastian in the north aisle, and a Last Supper in the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament. There is also an Assumption of the Virgin (circa 1707) by Carlo Maratta, and a Nativity (1708) by Carlo Cignani. On the pendentives of the cupola are depicted the Four Evangelists (18th century), possibly by Domenico Corvi and Giuseppe Cades. The main altarpiece, by Christopher Unterberger, represents the Madonna between the city's patron saints.
Tomb of Polydore Vergil
The humanist scholar and historian Polydore Vergil died in Urbino in 1555, and was buried in the Cathedral, in the chapel of St Andrew which he himself had endowed. It was agreed in 1613 that a memorial stone should be set over his tomb. This was eventually put in place in 1631, with an inscription stating that his fame would "live for ever in the world". However, it is believed to have been lost in the 1789 earthquake.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-03 11:52
a superb arhitectural photo with effective composition, great lights and details, superb play with forms and lines,
dta (73109) 2014-02-03 12:21
Ciao Romano ,
Statues au premier plan , intéressantes constructions au second : c'est ta marque déposée ! Encore une fois très réussi . Et les sculptures dans le marbre sont remarquables .
carlo62 (41357) 2014-02-03 14:01
bello questo particolare, molto nitido e ben inquadrato.
Ottima la luce, forse un po' forte, però mi piace l'effetto che fa sulla statua, mettendo in risalto le pieghe del mantello.
icesurfer (550) 2014-02-03 14:42
Una bella composizione, originale e provocatoria, con il Santo che sembra guardare lontano dalla costruzione, quasi con sdegno.
Intrigante anche il POV, grazie al quale il Santo davvero giganteggia svettando verso il cielo.
Royaldevon (34801) 2014-02-03 16:02
Ciao Caro Romano,
Your upward view of this statue gives it a strong status.
The exposure is crisp, whilst the light reveals the subtle details of the carving, by use of the highlights and shadows.
My only tiny gripe, and it is tiny, is that the composition would improve with the statue looking into the shot rather than out of it.
My warm regards,
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-04 3:11
A superb photo of artwork, with your signature subjects. Like the upward pointing POV to present statue in the FG in its entirety. Very good contrast between the blue sky and the white marble statues. Thanks for sharing a fine photo.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-04 5:16
like this! A perfectly composed shot and light management that makes it both powerful and beautifully captivating. Exquisite detailing and DOF make this irresistible. Superb!
Silvio1953 (133898) 2014-02-04 12:00
Ciao Romano, bella statua di un santo a me sconosciuto che si staglia nitidamente contro un magnifico cielo, al solito ben curata la composizione, bravo, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-02-04 23:19
Nice colorful composition of the Statue of San Crescentino.Sharp and crisp image.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-04 23:19
very attractive presentation of architecture and work of art in Urbino.I enjoy this view and the way you decided to frame it.Your upward perspective and well chosen close-up give this scene very interesting and creative look.
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (90788) 2014-02-05 11:13
Hello dear Romano,
Very nice capture from Urbino with very good pov and layout.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
But more interestig for me is the head of the sculpture at right.
Please copmare it with this head in one of my earlier postings at : http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=679244
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (28195) 2014-02-07 0:43
Mi piace molto questa composizione. La statua che avete dato al centro della scena è bella dettaglio e l'angolo si è scelto di sparare da mostra i suoi dettagli in un modo molto fine. La profondità che conduciamo dalla statua principale a quella in primo piano è veramente ben fatto, e, naturalmente, il colore contrastanti e texture degli edifici è troppo eccellente. E la luce è molto bella, si crea una bella ombra sotto la grondaia di quell'edificio.
Grazie come sempre
abmdsudi (48878) 2014-02-07 6:10
I like this as you offer a different view and the light on the statue for you to be able to bring out the detail of the statue remarkably. The pp really brought out a great exposure and sharp in focus on the subject. The dark background also contribute to making this photo quite striking. An intriguing capture, Congrats.
jemaflor (91373) 2014-02-08 8:21
Well taken, great effect with this light on the statue, interesting contrast, nice presentation.
adores (42369) 2014-03-02 15:23
Beautiful sculpture! I like the pose and the light. It's a well captured shot with a good composition and a beautiful sky as background.