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San Domenico da Soriano

Archconfraternity M. SS. of the Rosary  -  Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace



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San Domenico da Soriano - (Calabria)

  • Archconfraternity of the SS. Rosary

    Foundation year: 1401, the Confraternities of the SS. Rosario di Gagliano, Taverna and Stalettì

    City: Catanzaro

    Archdiocese: Catanzaro-Squillace

    Artistic artefact (canvas, fresco, statue, etc.): Altarpiece, oil on canvas

    Title: San Domenico da Soriano

    Dimensions: 140 x 80 cm

    Year of execution: XVIII century.

    Author (with year of birth and death): Inscription on the canvas, Talosia painters PAINTER: Author unknown

    Brief description of the work and author profile: It is one of the many copies of the original in Soriano considered achiropite. The original painting is set in an interior with regular stone walls and with an opening from which you can glimpse the surrounding landscape with clouds in the sky while the work of the church of SS. Rosario di Catanzaro the saint, who is represented very similar, is instead set outside in a street outlined in the margins in a central perspective while the horizon is formed by the curved ridge of two hills and the leaden sky with a hint of streaked clouds. Returning to the figure of St. Dominic we find that it is different only for the addition of some folds of the sleeves. It also presents its symbolic attributes with the book of sacred scriptures in hand and a branch of lilies in addition to the prayer crown of the SS. Rosary tied to the track and positioned so that it can be clearly visible.

    Compiled by the Attorney Prof. Sandro Scumaci

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