Cappella Di San Brizio (Duomo)

Cappella Di San Brizio (Duomo)

Cappella Di San Brizio (Duomo)
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VoyagerAimerSourire
Princeton, NJ762 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Orvieto's Duomo is already stunning enough and then on a side chapel inside the intensity goes up a notch, with every bit of the chapel covered in work by Renaissance masters from Fra Angelico to Signorelli. You have to see the Cappella di San Brizio if Renaissance art is your thing, the storytelling is greatly served by the technical artistry of its painters. You can almost follow the entire Doomsday story page by page on the walls without needing to know any language.
Written July 24, 2022
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Travelqueen8882
Richmond, VA263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Beautiful church sits at the bottom of a small alleyway just north of our Villa at the Palazzo Misciattelli in Orvieto. The first night of our visit we were able to capture the sun glinting off of the beautiful front. We visited the inside a few days later and were impressed by the detail and the elegance of the Duomo.
Written April 23, 2024
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SJO0465
Guildford, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This Cathedral is huge. As you approach the enormity of the building hits you. Bearing in mind it was built hundreds of years ago up on a hill top; how they did it amazes me. Step inside and the abundance of frescoes will keep you looking around for hours. Well worth a visit.
Written April 9, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,183 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
Known since the times of Dante, what is more interesting is society going to hell than in heaven. The same idea is visited in the chapel of San Brizio. The only scene of hell Sermon and deeds of Antichrist. The frescoes on the ceiling belong to the brush of fra Angelico. The good society of the apostles, angels, bishops and martyrs written by the Italian painter carefully. All that You have seen many times before. There`s the true pearl of chapel and Cathedral in general, it is the frescoes by Luca Signorelli. The seven frescoes by Signorelli in the chapel there. These are Sermon, the Destruction of the world, the Resurrection of the flesh, the Damned, the Elected, Heaven, Hell. Their importance to the world of art is that they inspired Michelangelo in the Grand work in the Sistine chapel. But Signorelli was the first who was able to portray the human body. Signorelli has always paid great attention to anatomy. It was said that his school was at the funeral. The artist was able to convey the dynamics of the naked body as well and is even better than antique. The Renaissance is manifested in this. There is a perception that Signorelli depicted the Friar in the image of the Antichrist on the mural of the Sermon. Despite all his talent, Signorelli revenged Savonarola. Savonarola was a Dominican monk, established in Florence, theocratic Republic and expelled Lorenzo de ' Medici, and along with him his favorites, including Signorelli. Signorelli has painted himself on the frescoes. Even a few times. The artist from Cortona has depicted himself in the lower right corner in the image of the monk (Sermon). The second monk is fra Angelico. Signorelli painted himself one more time in the neighbouring fresco of the "Damned". But now he made himself in the form of a horned demon, grasping a young woman who tries to escape from his embrace. This same woman depicted in the mural at the top, where the demon flies with her to the hell. The third time the master has depicted the same woman in the fresco of the Sermon, where she sells herself to the old merchant. Maybe it's the story of a woman who was unfaithful Signorelli. It reminded me again, as in the Raphael`s Stanzas gorgeous scene from the film of Giuseppe Tornatore "Baaria".Visiting artist decorated the ceiling of the local Church religious scene, taking as the sitters for the saints of the local "characters", so to conduct the services was impossible: instead of having to listen to the sermon, the congregation whispered, showing each other up at the ceiling:"He portrayed the drunk in the form of St. Peter! Where have you seen? And that angel is my brother, he recently had surgery in Palermo. — And how? — Well, thank you...". We look at these scenes from a distance. While Signorelli painted an imaginary hell, but real, of his life. In fact, as we are.
Written January 13, 2018
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CM E
Washington DC, DC106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Phenomenally beautiful chapel inside the Duomo of Orvieto. Get a small guide (free at the entrance) to explain some of the art. Look for the artist in the paintings!
Written July 11, 2019
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Thomas P
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
What a find! Little to no crowds and stunningly beautiful. Fabulous artwork and architecture. Worth the trip to Orvieto.
Written June 4, 2019
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Michelle R
Vicenza, Italy731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This thing is so gigantic. And beautiful. We stayed at a hotel right next to this and it was awesome. I loved the sun shining on the gold facade. So much to look at.
Written March 17, 2019
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tareybs
Spokane, WA43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
THis is a great place to eat. We enjoyed it so much that we went twice. Small, but nice ambience. Food is excellent. Good house wine. I hightly recommend it..
Written December 23, 2018
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John Hudson
Troutville, VA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Goodness gracious how many Apocalypses did I see as I toured Italian churches? Many, but none in as much closeup detail as the San Brizio chapel in Orvieto's duomo. I was told that this set of Apocalypse frescoes was known to Michelangelo and informed his Last Judgment paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Maybe, maybe not; if not this one then there are plenty more throughout Tuscany and Umbria. What made this chapel noteworthy is its combination of detail and close-in-ness; I didn't need binoculars to see all of the detail. A favorite image: A scene of the General Resurrection with skeletal men forcing themselves out of the ground and putting on themselves new skin, new faces, resurrected bodies; I found the scene to be remarkably biblical and a welcome medieval response to out modern Gnosticism that denies our fleshiness.
Written July 9, 2018
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houstontravelingfool
Houston, TX3,819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
What a BEAUTIFUL Duomo! The sheer height makes it appear larger than it is but the colors and art are just amazing. It’s a must see when in Orvieto
Written June 23, 2018
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