''The design of the imposing church that overlooks Piazza Caduti per la liberta' is by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, that from Rome, sent the same in Turin to the architect of the Duke of Savoy, Guarino Guarini, who followed thr realization of the church.
Guarini not only realized the project but made some changes to it in order to suit the characteristics of the site.
The structure was built between 1672 and 1687, although the dome and the crowning of the facade are of a later period. The church was built thanks to the contribution of all citizens who were invited to make their offerings available from a series of sermons held at that time by some Jesuits.
The Church has a plan with three naves and chapels deep, and has a characteristic façade adorned with large Corinthian columns. Inside, exquisite workmanship is the altar of St. Sebastian, patron of Bra, which was carried out in 1760 by Giuseppe Antonio Barelli. The altar is located in a high chapel in which is depicted the "Martyrdom of St. Sebastian", painted in 1761 by his court painter Claudio Francesco Beaumont.
S. Andrea houses paintings by Jean Claret, including the famous "Battle of Lepanto" preserved in the sacristy. Fine the altar of the Chapel of the Carmine with the sculptural group depicting the "Madonna gives the scapular to the Blessed Simon", created by the sculptor Roasio of Mondovi.''
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carlo62 (19701) 2012-10-25 10:11
dalla Francia al Piemonte e viceversa, sembrano due situazioni a te molto care e note, ci offri continui scorci che sono delle belle condivisioni.
Highmountains (2253) 2012-10-25 10:12
Its a very imposing facade of this historic church that has been photographed in sharpness and detail. The saturation of the colours are high. The contrast has been heightened. hence the vivid crispness of the imagery. The bright sunlight and the strong shadows enhance the architecture and the craftsmanship. The decorations in the columns are ornate and the details are clearly impressive in the photograph.
So is the case with the statue at the top of the facade.
The red brick buildings behind the church and to our right has clarity and contrast.
The blue of the sky is an appropriate backdrop to this beautiful structure.
Thanks for sharing.
Janusz1974 (2497) 2012-10-25 11:39
This is a fascinating architecture photo.
Details are fine and spectacular. Its an impressive POV and gorgeous blue sky. Excellent shot!
GREGG (7804) 2012-10-25 11:49
beautifully shown the beauty of the architecture of this church. I like atmosphere of Italian cities
have a nice evening,
lousat (64513) 2012-10-25 15:04
Ciao Ale,davvero complimenti per la perfetta verticalita' di questa complicatissima prospettiva.Bello scenario,ottima luce per i migliori colori e grandi dettagli.Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
emka (64464) 2012-10-25 23:45
Very nice Baroque church. We have in Warsaw a church with the similar facade, my favorite. Excellent composition and colours.
Nicou (106187) 2012-10-26 2:43
superbe cpatage de cette église mangigique compo e tiamge quelle vue quel compo une très belle architecture parfaite compo.
Bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (42697) 2012-10-26 10:07
Typical architecture of Italian churches. I like your capture, well taken.
Have a nice evening.
siudzi (27865) 2012-10-27 0:09
This Baroque facade looks extremely beautiful with all decorations and unique design. Nicely presented and captured. Good saturation and sharpness result achieved. Well done. TFS.
Have a lovely weekend!
fabbs99 (11376) 2012-10-27 0:10
Great shot of the church in strong daylights.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.The shot is simple but having excellent Sharpness and clarity The colours are deep and the details and the folds are excellently expressed.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
mkamionka (27179) 2012-10-29 6:08
what a lovely church, I like very much the atractive architecture so full of nice details. You have captured it in a great light which creates a 3D feeling by having subtle shadows.
Very well seen and presented,
npecanhuk (56434) 2012-11-12 16:09
Those are very beautiful and interesting architectural details in a very attractive urban environment!
That's an eye-catching photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov, contrasts and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (19970)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 35mm f/ 1.4L, 72 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Italia luglio 2012
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-25 9:37