Pietro Brosio Gallery

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


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)

Comments: 29

It is all very grand.
Let's hope there will be more healings and miracles there.

ciao Pietro belle foto della Consolata.
vieni a vedere come era bella la mia" dora"

buon lunedi,come andata la tua escursione in montagna?

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!

oh ja this is a beautiful example of baroque, so fine!

Maestose queste immagini, complimenti Pietro!
Buon inizio settimana :-)

Wow! Beautiful work of art!! The Baroque is my favourite period, also in music. Blessings :)

Truly great baroque!

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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.

You have given my morning a lift; I feel inspired. Thank you, friend.

Wow! So soothing to eyes! Great pics shared, thank you.

Wow! Splendid-looking. I'd like to visit this sanctuary.


Loved this grand interiors and its history.

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Bellissimi scatti: l'abbondanza dorata del barocco e la bellezza
della Madonna creano un magnifico contrasto.
Splendido ed interessante post!

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~

Amazing fresco, Pietro.

What a wonderful work of art! both altar and fresco look stunning. Outstanding photos Pietro!


magical and awesome!

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.

my itchy hands sure will touch the walls if i were to be there...

A smile from SJ =)

Ciao Pietro ... un abbraccio!

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.

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Pietro: The chapel is very ornate with so much work involved. The fresco is beautiful.

it's impressive :)

Ciao Pietro, buon fine settimana, speriamo che in montagna sia bel tempo, un caro saluto.

Hi Pietro! These are stunning!! How did you manage to get this light inside the church? Awesome achievement!!

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