This is the most important historic-artistic building in town. Building began in 1606 on a plan by Francesco Maria Richini, and it was opened for religious rites in 1633. Its façade was completed in 1845-46, designed by the architect Giovanni Battista Bossi. In 1902 the pronaos was added, designed by the engineer Giacomo Santamaria, and in 1933 it was adorned with statues. The belfry reached its present dimensions (65 metres from bottom to the top) in 1758-59. The set of eight bells was installed in 1889. At the foot of the belfry is the ossuary built in 1725.
The interior of the basilica was frescoed and decorated during the years 1908-10 by the artist from Turin Luigi Morgari and the decorator from Lodi Aristide Secchi, with the exception of the chapels of the Madonna of the Carmine and of Saint Charles. The high altar was constructed in 1802 and designed by Lodovico Pollack, while the organ was made in 1816-18 by the organ-maker Eugenio Biroldi who recycled some pipes and keys belonging to the previous organ made in 1643-44 by Michelangelo Valvassori. In 1864-65 the Prestinari brothers of Magenta reinforced the instrument. The chapel of the Madonna of the Carmine was built in 1648, commissioned by Galeazzo Arconati Visconti. The altar and balustrades were made by Francesco Calone. The walls of the chapel of Saint Charles were frescoed in 1901-02 by Ferdinando Brambilla, and the paintings on the vault are older and hard to date. The altar, decorated by Giuseppe Speluzzi, was constructed during the same period. Upon it was placed the tabernacle of the former high altar constructed between 1654 and 1659 by Carlo Garavaglia, probably a native of Cuggiono. The large painting of the Immaculate Virgin, placed in front of the organ, was painted in 1717 by Pietro Gilardi. The four marble statues at the entrance to the presbytery, the statue of Saint Joseph and the medallion belonging to this altar were brought from the destroyed Milanese church of Saint Francis the Great. The niches on the walls are in stucco, by an unknown seventeenth-century artist. The urn containing the mortal remains of the Roman martyr Benedict was made in 1764 by the goldsmith Bini of Milan when the relic, donated by the marquis Giorgio Clerici, was brought to Cuggiono.
QUESTA E' LA MIA CHIESA
La basilica di S.Giorgio Martire,edificata tra il 1606 e il 1625 su progetto del Pellegrini, nella prima metà del 1800 subì un rifacimento della facciata in forme neoclassiche. All’interno si trovano affreschi del 1600 appartenenti al Morazzone (cappella della Madonna del Carmelo). Sono del secolo XVII le quattro statue in marmo poste all'ingresso del presbiterio che con la statua di San Giuseppe, ora nell'omonima cappella, appartenevano a un unico altare nella distrutta chiesa di S. Francesco grande in Milano e le statue in "stucca" poste nelle nicchie lungo la navata. Del 1700 sono invece il quadro dell'Immacolata concezione, di Pietro Gilardi, dipinto nel 1717; il reliquiario contenente il corpo di San Benedetto martire realizzato dall'orefice Bini nel 1763-64 e alcuni paliotti delle cappelle laterali. Nel 1802, su disegno di Lodovico Pollak, fu costruito il nuovo altare maggiore che prese posto dell'originario, in legno, costruito da Carlo Garavaglia. La medesima sorte toccò all'organo. Nel 1817 l'organaro varesino Eugenio Biroldi fu incaricato della costruzione di un nuovo strumento. Essendo più grande di quello del Valvassori, fu necessario sostituire la cassa realizzata dal garavaglia. La nuova, tuttora esistente, è del falegname Camillo Gada. Nel 1864-65 l'organo fu revisionato e ulteriormente ampliato dai fratelli Prestinari di Magenta che non manomisero completamente quanto aveva fatto il Biroldi. Pertanto lo strumento attuale può essere considerato un Biroldi-Prestinari.
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mesutilgim (95260) 2014-06-11 1:13
Hello dear Luciano my neighbour today !
Nice capture of this beautiful fassade. Good pov and layout. Dark cloudy sky creates a wonderfull background and helps the viewer to notice every single detail. Nice framing and many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice day
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-11 1:26
a classical and beautiful looking church that you have captured and processed delicately so that it takes on a magical almost other worldly atmosphere. Gloriously detailed and original presentation. Like it!
tyro (24820) 2014-06-11 1:28
Ciao caro Luciano,
I remember your showing us some beautiful photographs of this lovely basilica in the past and I particularly remember having commented upon a wonderful picture of this fine building at Christmastime when there was snow on the ground and the church was beautifully lit by festive lights.
This is another fine photograph, this time taken in lovely evening light which makes the church stand out spectacularly against the dark and threatening sky. Gorgeous light and colours, excellent composition and exquisite details and sharpness.
The soft and subtle colours on the facade of the basilica make me wonder if this might possibly be an HDR image?
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-11 1:32
this is a beautiful photograph of the historic church and your processing has rendered the colours in great pastel shades. The symmetric composition is excellent along with the fine contrast made against the background clouds.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
annjackman (21899) 2014-06-11 1:56
The HDR treatment suits this subject very well. The lovely pink walls stand out very well against the threatening grey sky. Very effective and well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
jmdias (64444) 2014-06-11 2:29
I have images from my church too here on TE. Mine is becoming older, despite being a modernist building that never was finished.
very nice details of this façade. I liked the contrast between the hard lines of the façade and the presence of these sculptures. interesting how is usual to build the towers in the background of the church while in portugal and BRazil and even spain is usual put it ahead. beautiful view. TFS.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-06-11 2:35
A wonderfully processed image, great atmosphere, beautiful colour, love the drama.. very well done.
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-06-11 2:42
Eye-catching and pleasant background cloudy sky and rain
Comprehensive notes about architecture
A good resolution
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-11 2:46
Hello Luciano - You HDR processing has given this shot a gentle range of colours and tones which, I think, suits the subject well. Very good detailing too. I'm not always a lover of HDR but in this case I think the shot has been elevated beyond the norm.
mirosu (16227) 2014-06-11 2:53
Excellently captured church from very well selected viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the church majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against grey sky superb. Excellent processing.
Very well done.
cornejo (42337) 2014-06-11 4:36
Ciao Luciano, molto buona immagine di questa interessante chiesa rosa, splendidamente catturato in questa immagine interessante con una buona nitidezza, luce e colore. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo interessante lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice resto della settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
carlo62 (48295) 2014-06-11 5:31
ti sei fatto un viaggio incredibile per riuscire a fotografarla....
Comunque vedo che non piove, anche se il cielo non promette niente di buono.
Hai fatto un ottimo lavoro, innanzi tutto le auto sono quasi sparite e già questo non è
facile, ma è bella anche questa elaborazione.
Sergiom (79681) 2014-06-11 5:33
Un cadrage simple mais efficace. Le point de vue très bas donne l'impression que l'église penche un peu par en arrière. Le post traitement fait bien ressortir tous les détails.
dta (78030) 2014-06-11 6:41
Ciao Luciano ,
Tu revisites ta région dans un nouveau style "HDR" . Cela donne un rendu assez agréable , comme dans un vieux livre d'images , pour cette jolie église à la façade classique , sur fond de beau ciel nuageux .
pajaran (60643) 2014-06-11 6:58
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o staroj crkvi sa istorijom i opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the old church with a history and description, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
macjake (67798) 2014-06-11 7:02
so you're trying out HDR now eh?
These are certainly more on the HDR side of the scale, so i wonder how our TE members will react to them.
for obvious reasons the detail is superb, nothing lacking in that department!
love the colors, the pink hues are very unique as we don't see many building like that.
love the sky too, that atmospheric look helps alot, adds so much impact.
great to see your photos, you have some doozies since i left!
Sonata11 (33831) 2014-06-11 7:46
Hi Luciano, Wow! very, very beautiful church. Wonderfully performed image. Perfectly well done like always, Luciano. Best regards, Barbara
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-11 8:01
l like HDR photos and this one is fantastic.
The colours are very nice with excellent sharpness.
The sky is very impressive with the dark clouds.
Nicou (142130) 2014-06-11 8:14
Et bien tu as de la chance d'aller dans cette église elle est sueprbe ce tons doux ce rosé et le ciel gris au dessus quelle compo et vue quelle iamge, splendide.
rychem (36053) 2014-06-11 8:43
Absolutelly perfect photo, beautiful church, beautiful facade, beautiful light and composition
Graal (102894) 2014-06-11 10:05
facade of church is very nice. I like the details, columns and sculptures. Attractive effect of HDR pp. Good informations also.
Have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (29019) 2014-06-11 10:11
So, this is your church, this is where you heal your hurts.
Well, your title reminded me at the song of Faithless.
This is a wonderful presentation, with the church in beautiful soft tones, contrasting with the fiery red house and with the overcast sky.
Excellent bright, clear shot with the details well shown.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (143184) 2014-06-11 11:10
Ciao Luciano, ne hai fatta di strada per scattare questa foto..., hai approfittato del cielo grigio per tirarne su un HDR di piacevole effetto, bella inquadratura e ottimo lavoro in PP che valorizza la pulita architettura della chiesa, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
photoray (13981) 2014-06-11 11:16
Fine high definition and color saturated view of the 17th century La basilica di S. Giorgio Martire, huge front columns, artistic upper level façade, and numerous religious statues adorning.
From your historical note, a 'works in progress' with additional features and art added through the centuries.
Would enjoy visiting in person.
Thanks for sharing,
PiotrF (17522) 2014-06-11 11:53
Nice shot of this historic-artistic building . It is very well composed and the texture of the sky make all the pic very attractive. Well done! Excellent sharpness and the overall technical features.
erhan1958 (15699) 2014-06-11 12:27
HDR is an excellent application
and dreamy pastel colors
imageme (1790) 2014-06-11 16:56
Hi Luciano, The façade of this historic artistic church is really beautiful. The stormy sky gives a special effect to the composition. The light casted on the top of the church matches the hue of the sky perfectly. Great colours with details. Best regards
omid266 (6746) 2014-06-11 21:22
Dear my friend,
another wonderful image , an old and very interesting and beautiful Church that i see in my life , this is a small and different from others ,
very well shown and Thanks!
i like it also,
Saluti e Dio sia con Te amico,
2014 FIFA World Cup *** for PEACE and Unity , ****
abmdsudi (54085) 2014-06-11 21:56
Impressive architecture Luciano and an excellent narratives accompanying this shot! They don't make em like that anymore do they! and your fine camera work with consummate skill is rewarded. I love the pastel colour co-ordination, quality if light, attention to detail and this compo is beautifully balanced with the vehs and a cyclist really give it that final little touch. Top marks, Congrats
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-11 22:49
Le traitement HDR donne un aspect particulier à cette église se détachant sur le ciel nuageux.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-12 2:56
Bella foto della chiesa con un prodigio POV. Sembra così surreale. Mi piace il commento troppo, e da non dimenticare, il titolo. TFS. Buona giornata!
papagolf21 (101944) 2014-06-12 3:59
BONJOUR, CHER LUCIANO,
Le beau est toujours présent à travers tes compositions, c'est un pur régal que de contempler l'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
delpeoples (58074) 2014-06-12 4:38
Un vero tesoro, questa chiesa. La foto é come una dipinta, molto somigliante delle foto di Clementi. Adoro i colori pastelli, il cielo e la prospttiva. Ricordo bene, tanti anni fa come usavi l'HDR. Sembra che ancora una volta, l'HDR e la moda. Preferisco natural, ma qualchevolte fa un bel cambio.
rogerl (1616) 2014-06-12 5:44
Luciano, a well-lit shot against a marvelous sky. I love the yellow-striped flowerpots out front. Great sharpness and detail throughout. Thanks.
ikeharel (71421) 2014-06-12 8:40
Frankly Luciano, Long ago I had wondered why we did not see many pic.'s from your hometown, which once I looked it up on the web, just to knwo where it is located and what to see. Anyway, a fine facade of the 1600 year's built church on photo, well applied the bright red/brown edifice contrast the cloudy sky.
Noel_Byrne (31132) 2014-06-12 9:43
An impressive and really nicely chosen perspective for this important building, it looks big and impressive against this dramatic sky. Beautiful colors throughout and the statues are so pin sharp against the clouds, we can see every single detail! Wonderful place and image.
Thanks as always
dale54 (7902) 2014-06-12 11:45
luciano hello..very artful shot here,love the color and mood of this fantastic pic! tfs. dale
resat1972 (7576) 2014-06-12 14:12
depth was very nice
3D looks like
very good light and color tones
Cricri (119495) 2014-06-12 14:42
Je vois que tu travaille bien le HDR, ni trop peu , ni trop fort, le top :-) bon rendu des détails et contraste des couleurs
COSTANTINO (65248) 2014-06-12 15:14
Hello my dear friend
lovely basilica takem in a perfect way
with classical warm colors tones
this cloudy sky creates a wonderful
the lovely pink walls stand out
have a nice time
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-06-12 18:29
Luciano, I am very impressed and very attracted to your picture!! a magnificent work on HDR and PP, the colors are very lovely and your image brings out a great serenity...
jcpix (13930) 2014-06-12 19:31
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't this church belong to, say....someone of a higher power?? :) Beautifully rendered, you've put an elegant touch on this image with the processing. A fitting result for an edifice that has spiritual context. I also like the contrasting, heavy clouds above...making the colorful and detailed visual even stronger. Again, it's always a pleasure to see places from your own part of the world, a lovely personal connection that is well conveyed. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-06-13 0:39
ignoravo che questo edificio, da cui ci saro' passato innumerevoli volte senza mai entrarci, fosse cosi' ricco di storia. bello il cntasto tra i colori della facciata ed il cielo minaccioso.
jhm (152938) 2014-06-13 2:28
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
These Basilica has a very nice exterior with a nice facade, a pity that we not see the interior with the fresco's.
Good composition, good presentation too.
Colours and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Fis2 (97635) 2014-06-13 5:55
Good frame and interesting colors.
Have a nice afternoon
ciakgiak (30431) 2014-06-13 7:20
Che dire di una foto simile!!! Un trattamento in PP assolutamente perfetto!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-13 9:39
It's a beautiful church and I would be very proud of it also if this is my church. I like the architecture simple, solid and ornate. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
williewhistler (16394) 2014-06-13 12:02
your imaginative treatment adds a great amount of impact to the impressive architectural features of the Basilica,the tones are particularly attractive with the atmospheric sky providing a perfect setting for the image.
Best wishes Les.
Vasa (515) 2014-06-13 14:07
Buona sera Luciano,
l'atmosphere est seduisante, la palette douce brille avec ce gris qui domine. Deux points pour Lombardia. En attendant trois points apres la premiere sortie de l'Italie au Brazil.
Tres content de te revoir ici.
daddo (26788) 2014-06-14 0:41
Again the same treatment has given this church of yours an exquisite appearance- delicate, subtly coloured.So pleasant to look at and admire. Ciao Luciano. Klaudio.
mkamionka (36741) 2014-06-16 7:08
the photo had a nice round number of 100 points so I am sorry to destroy it.
It is a beautiful temple and by your nice processing you added quite a sweet touch here which contrasts nicely with the dark threatening sky.
Very well done!
Gigidusud (21149) 2014-06-17 14:31
Splendida la tua chiesa. Mi piace molto il contrasto della pietra rosa sul cielo grigio e l'effetto HDR. Complimenti!
Un caro saluto.
pierrefonds (66436) 2014-06-17 18:44
Le cadrage serré met l'église en évidence. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de l'église. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-18 3:20
I admire your creativity Luciano. I love your HDR treatment here because it makes the image jump out of the screen.
jemaflor (97287) 2014-06-19 9:34
Superbe présentation avec cette teinte rose sur ce fond de ciel gris, belle netteté et parfaite gestion de la lumière, bravo !
Angshu (56758) 2014-06-24 23:44
You have been trying HDR well and using it in a constrcutive manner in a few of your latest posts. This one is a fine example with the facade of the church with the pink tones looking good against the dark moody sky. Fine work from your hometown!
mcmtanyel (22660) 2014-06-26 20:55
I love the HDR process that resulted in this photo. The colors are lovely and jump out of the page. The crispness of the photo is remarkable. Very well done!
ourania (45462) 2014-06-29 3:27
un' immagine artistica, bella ed interesaante. La tua chiesa e' un edifizio elegante ed imponente e la sua presentazione in una prospettiva dinamica, dettagli esaltati e colori molto particolari crea un fascino irresistibile. L' atmospfera e' drammatica ed e' intrigatamente combinata con l' impressione grafica che hai creato. Ottimo lavoro, complimenti e grazie! Grazie anche per i gentili auguri per la nazionale Greca! Speriamo che ci offrira' una grande gioia ancora:)
Tanti saluti e buona domenica,
shevchenko (20516) 2014-06-30 20:28
Good frame and tidy shot to show the beautiful facade of an old church, nice color and artistic HDR version, distinct photo, well done.
aliabazari (16170) 2014-07-08 23:44
Hi Dear Luciano
Living a good view of the beautiful architecture on display. Exposure and color, well done.
claudeD (38720) 2014-07-11 5:43
very fine picture showing this very interesting church with much architectural details. Very fine light managment and sharpness.Very good informative note. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ChrisJ (114043) 2014-07-31 3:39
Missed this one. Perspective with the wide angled lens has been well managed with the verticals centrally placed. Good sharpness and colour saturation. The pink facade and red walled building at left contrast well against the blue grey sky. Tfs!
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-10 3:55
You captured the Church lovely, very good contrast due to the black clouds. Good time recording and beautiful architecture, well detailing.
best wishes and have a nice sunday.