A view of the interior of Milan Cathedral.
Some comments from Wikipedia on the aesthetics of the design:
The cathedral was built over several hundred years in a number of contrasting styles and the quality of the workmanship varies markedly. Reactions to it have ranged from admiration to disfavour. The Guida d’Italia: Milano 1998 (Touring Club Editore, p. 154) points out that the early Romantics tended to praise it in “the first intense enthusiasms for Gothic.” As the Gothic Revival brought in a purer taste, condemnation was often equally intense.
John Ruskin commented acidly that the cathedral steals "from every style in the world: and every style spoiled. The cathedral is a mixture of Perpendicular with Flamboyant, the latter being peculiarly barbarous and angular, owing to its being engrafted, not on a pure, but a very early penetrative Gothic … The rest of the architecture among which this curious Flamboyant is set is a Perpendicular with horizontal bars across: and with the most detestable crocketing, utterly vile. Not a ray of invention in a single form… Finally the statues all over are of the worst possible common stonemasons’ yard species, and look pinned on for show. The only redeeming character about the whole being the frequent use of the sharp gable … which gives lightness, and the crowding of the spiry pinnacles into the sky.” (Notebooks[M.6L]). The plastered ceiling painted to imitate elaborate tracery carved in stone particularly aroused his contempt as a “gross degradation”.
While appreciating the force of Ruskin’s criticisms, Henry James was more appreciative: “A structure not supremely interesting, not logical, not … commandingly beautiful, but grandly curious and superbly rich. … If it had no other distinction it would still have that of impressive, immeasurable achievement … a supreme embodiment of vigorous effort.
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emka (81962) 2014-05-10 23:56
Hello Stephen, thanks for sharing the view of the interior of Milano Duomo. I was in Milan but the cathedral was closed and I couldn't see it. Splendid symmetry and great sharpness and colours. This red altar looks rather strange. an even more, it reminds me armenian churches. all had the altars similar to this.
Warm regards MAlgo
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-05-11 0:32
a beautiful interior photo with very nice composition and very nice details, superb lights and sharpness,
papagolf21 (87504) 2014-05-11 1:16
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Il suffit de cliquer pour apercevoir la version large et se rendre compte de la beauté architecturale de l'édifice.
Impressionnant de beauté.
siudzi (34113) 2014-05-11 2:09
I'm really happy that you decided to share with us this great interior shot. It's great and very well managed even you met difficult light conditions inside. The place looks extremely spectacular and impressive due to the Gothic design. Love it!
Have a nice day!
jhm (141321) 2014-05-11 2:29
A lovely church interior with a nice window in background.
Your picture is very well taken, with depth and perspective.
Splendid colours and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-11 2:58
a classic interior shot this. A perfect POV and light management that makes the atmosphere and beauty so palpable. Glorious imagery!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
williewhistler (14801) 2014-05-11 3:46
this fine shot shows all of the ornate details and interesting architectural features of the Cathedral perfectly,there being a good many too enjoy.
mirosu (15066) 2014-05-11 3:58
Excellent interior photo. I like the perfect light and the nice color of stained glass windows. I also like the almost symmetrical arrangement and all nice details.
Very well done.
COSTANTINO (57329) 2014-05-11 4:08
this shot brought memories into my mind
from my last visit to this Cathedral
during a marriage its a wonderful
interior photo and the place
looks extremely spectacular
you notes are very useful
Sergiom (63034) 2014-05-11 5:36
Aussi belle de l'intérieur que de l'extérieur. Elle est très impressionnante avec ces très beaux piliers vert de gris. Le carré rouge attire beaucoup l'attention.
Nicou (125250) 2014-05-11 6:24
quel intérieur de cathédrale sueprbe ces vitraux en fond ces bancs de bois quelle vue et compo quelle perspective sueprbe i9amge.
Bravoe et amiité
Giustiniani (3426) 2014-05-11 7:20
une belle restitution de l'intérieur de cette magnifique cathédrale. Une qualité d'image qui permet d'en apprécier chaque détail. Une capture réussie.
amaryllis (35317) 2014-05-11 9:28
merci de nous montrer cet intérieur de cette superbe cathédrale, cette belle allée centrale nous menant au choeur avec un sol de toute beauté, des colonnes imposantes et une belle vue d'ensemble
Romano46 (18466) 2014-05-11 9:36
sei stato particolarmente fortunato nel riuscire a riprendere l'interno del duomo praticamente deserto.
Questo ti ha permesso di scegliere un bel punto di ripresa che ne ha valorizzato ampiamente le caratteristiche.
Ciao e buona serata
pierrefonds (58355) 2014-05-11 16:17
La longueur de l'allée donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir l'architecture de l'intérieur de la cathédrale de Milan. L'utilisation d'un ISO de 3200 et d'une vitesse d'exposition lente a un effet spécial sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
ikeharel (59635) 2014-05-12 8:17
Usually this hall is rather dark, Stephen, yet managed a fine outside mild light to show the beautiful details indoor's.
Impressive high pillars in good clarity, and so was the DOF collected.
Silvio1953 (125767) 2014-05-12 9:40
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic interior, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rogerl (1544) 2014-05-13 6:01
Stephen, nicely captured with pretty dim light --- I assume you were unable to use a tripod! The interior looks pretty impressive; the red backing on the altar is kind of unusual. Well-managed exposure in difficult conditions. Thanks.
Cricri (108805) 2014-05-13 11:33
Une lumière bien gérée de l'intérieur de la cathédrale , une belle mise en valeur de l'architecture, bon POV de l'allée qui conduit vers Autel et le panneau rouge qui attire le regard
Belle soirée cher ami
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (86538)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/10 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-10 23:47