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"The Universal Peace", 1976, oil on canvas 100x70cm.

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December 7, 2009

The Sanctuary of Consolata


The Sanctuary of Consolata, known simply as La Consolata, is one of Turin's most splendid example of the baroque. The Sanctuary dates back to Guarini and Juvarra (centuries XVII-XVIII) and in 1906 became papal basilica by the Pope Pio X. The worship of Saint Mary the Consoler dates back to the 4th century but received great impulse in 1104, when, on 20th June, the blind Jean Ravais, coming from Briançon after a vision, found the effigy of Consolata got lost and simultaneously recovered the sight. From then on the worship of Consolata has never been interrupted.
The superior altar, inaugurated in 1714, is due to Juvarra. In the middle, displayed among a series of angels, the Byzantine-inspired picture of Consolata.



Our Lady Consolata



On the vault the fresco showing the glory of the Virgin (Bartolonio, century XVIII)

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Comments: 31


Dina
It is all very grand.
Let's hope there will be more healings and miracles there.
pierangela
ciao Pietro belle foto della Consolata.
vieni a vedere come era bella la mia" dora"

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buon lunedi,come andata la tua escursione in montagna?
Gabry in blog Belella
Bellissimo questo Santuario dedicato alla Madonna della Consolata.
L'arte barocca anche se pesante è bella per la sua teatralità, per i suoi grandiosi effetti e per la magnificenza di tuto il suo insieme.

Un saluto Pietro e buon inizio settimana!
magicpolaroid
oh ja this is a beautiful example of baroque, so fine!
Nicolanondoc
Maestose queste immagini, complimenti Pietro!
Buon inizio settimana :-)
Mike
Wow! Beautiful work of art!! The Baroque is my favourite period, also in music. Blessings :)
wenn
lovely..
The Blonde Duck
Gorgeous!
Ferreira-Pinto
Truly great baroque!
Photo Cache
WOW!!!!!
the donG
nice that you're now featuring churches. i believe you have the best churches in the world.
sonia a. mascaro
Wow! Wonderful Sanctuary, Pietro!
The superior altar and all those frescos are really gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Have a lovely week ahead.
SandyCarlson
You have given my morning a lift; I feel inspired. Thank you, friend.
Indrani
Wow! So soothing to eyes! Great pics shared, thank you.
Paz
Wow! Splendid-looking. I'd like to visit this sanctuary.

Paz
Rajesh
Loved this grand interiors and its history.

Bhojeshwar Temple, Bhojpur
amatamari©
Bellissimi scatti: l'abbondanza dorata del barocco e la bellezza
della Madonna creano un magnifico contrasto.
Splendido ed interessante post!
Nihal
Pietro,
In my 'visual' opinion, Torino should be the baroque capital not only capital of the automotive industry. After your great article of this, I made up my final decision:)

Being a big fan of baroque art and architecture, I would love to see this imposing church. Mille mercis for so wonderful photos, that help me imagine a bit.

All the best~
Prospero
Amazing fresco, Pietro.
MedaM
What a wonderful work of art! both altar and fresco look stunning. Outstanding photos Pietro!
ViolentLove
Exquisite!
magiceye
magical and awesome!
riri
Bellissime immagini Pietro, veramente, all'inizio trovavo un pò pesante questo stile, (sono profana), poi ho approfondito un pò e ne sono attratta. Grazie. Fa venir voglia di ritornarci.
Un caro saluto.
SJ
my itchy hands sure will touch the walls if i were to be there...

A smile from SJ =)
Gabry in blog Belella
Ciao Pietro ... un abbraccio!
pierangela
ciao Pietro, buona giornata!






la mia un po meno ho un attacco di sciatica
Louis la Vache
What a splendid example of the baroque - and what a contrast to modern art/architecture.

As «Louis» commented on another blog, as we've advanced our technology, we seem to have lost our ability to make things beautiful.
This Is My Blog - fishing guy
Pietro: The chapel is very ornate with so much work involved. The fresco is beautiful.
Mariposa
it's impressive :)
riri
Ciao Pietro, buon fine settimana, speriamo che in montagna sia bel tempo, un caro saluto.
GMG
Hi Pietro! These are stunning!! How did you manage to get this light inside the church? Awesome achievement!!

Blogtrotter just finished Bilbao 2008. Enjoy and have a great weekend!