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Former chapel of St. Ignatius, Bologna
The Glory of St. Ignatius; The staircase of the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna
Religious architecture (chapel)
Giuseppe Barbieri (painter) documented in Bologna from 1672 as a Jesuit novice and in 1675 mentioned as pictor.
The chapel was built on the east wing of the Jesuit novitiate in 1660, in 1803 it became part of the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna and in 1882 was made into the present Pinacoteca Nazionale by Royal degree. The Jesuit Giuseppe Barbieri, a pupil of father Andrea Pozzo, soon decorated the ceiling quoting his master’s Roman frescoes. There are in fact many affinities with the decoration of St. Ignatius in Rome, where Pozzo celebrated the heavenly glory of the saint through a hardy perspective, opened inside an illusive painted architecture.
Copyright images: Archivio fotografico della Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio storico artistico di Bologna, su concessione del Ministero per i Beni culturali.
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