Cathedral of Sansepolcro
Dedicated to St. John the Evangelist , once the abbey church, located roughly on the site where in the tenth century was founded the first Benedictine monastery passed to the Camaldolese congregation during the twelfth century.
Built between 1012 and 1049 was initially dedicated to the Four Evangelists and the Holy Sepulchre , whose relics , according to tradition, were brought from the Holy Land by the two pilgrims Egidio and Arcano .
Even today, the church holds , except in the apse , the structure and form with the fourteenth-century basilica plan with three naves. The building has the shape of characters still Romanesque arches , capitals depressed by the strong plastic and general proportions .
Elements of the new Gothic style are more in the front , especially in the central portal surmounted by a spire and splayed triangular and even more in the circular window above , while the canopy is the work of restoration . The planned extension of the Gothic church with a polygonal apse , was never finished, terminated in the right aisle from sturdy bell tower built according to a model of inspiration umbra.
The interior has three naves by columns of which the median with beamed ceiling and two children at a time.
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photoray (8426) 2013-10-14 6:39
Intriguing interior view Sansepolcro Cathedral, focusing on the ornate altar and wall statue of the Apostle John, enhanced and highlighted by light.
With the 'faithful' in attendance.
Oceania (4082) 2013-10-14 7:05
I believe you are showing us the interior of a church.
It's solemn silence.
The lighting on the wall (statue) is about right.
rychem (16412) 2013-10-14 9:08
Nice photo of a church interior, when we look at this picture, we can feel the silence and solemn atmosphere in this place, and the light increases this atmosphere
holmertz (34613) 2013-10-14 10:37
Again you take us 1000 years back in time. There is a very good balance in this composition between the woman and the statue of St John, just as between the dark part and the well lit area on the wall. I think I can actually hear the silence - only disturbed by the clicking of your camera :-).
siudzi (29617) 2013-10-14 11:39
The scene, you have captured here, looks very special and unique. For sure, the light is a key of the composition -- it has been managed perfectly to achieve such a great result. Beautiful moment as well as your execution. Like it!
boa (5430) 2013-10-14 12:31
a well captured interior atmosphere from this Cathedral. I like the light and the composition, there is a fine diagonal line between the woman and the statue, well done!
Have a nice evening my friend.
Royaldevon (24312) 2013-10-14 13:11
Ciao Caro Silvio,
You have captured emotion and atmosphere in this photograph. For me, the light is the important part creating this effect. The people are in shadow, quietly contemplating the statue, which is bathed in a very special light. It is symbolically saying 'Come to me. I am the light'. But they stand in awe, in shadow, meditating!
My warm regards,
fabbs99 (14449) 2013-10-14 20:26
Lovely shot from inside the church.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
carlo62 (23676) 2013-10-14 23:45
una foto intensa e mistica, con una illuminazione difficile, ma ben "domata".
Ottima composizione, un bel momento.
ikeharel (48302) 2013-10-15 0:39
Nice shown the indoor's of the church, Silvio.
Low light manage superbly, clarity as well.
Good contrast between dark area and the outside lightened part.
jhm (131812) 2013-10-15 2:28
A nice interior picture, you play excellent with light on the sculpture against the wall.
Your picture is made with a lot quality and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-10-16 8:02
Si dimostra una tecnica magistrale. La gamma della luce, dall'evidenziazione luminoso San Giovanni all'angolo inferiore scuro, è genio. Ma il vero genio è di includere la suora e mostrarle la luce mutevole. Per me, questa foto è una meditazione sulla devozione.