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Bergamo and its Surroundings

An overview of the city of Bergamo which includes both the Lower Town with the Bernareggi Museum and the Upper Town with Piazza Vecchia, Palazzo della Ragione, the Cathedral, the Civic Tower, the Colleoni Chapel and the Church of S. Michele al Pozzo Bianco. In the surroundings of the Lombard city, attention is paid to the profane frescoes of the fifteenth century by Marcello Fogolino or Romanino preserved in the Castle of Malpaga in Cavernago and on the cycle of frescoes of the same period in the Oratory of Disciplini or San Bernardino (the cycles the "Life of Jesus", the "Triumph of Death" and the "Macabre Dance") by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.

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 Clusone, Church of St. Defendens, frescoes under the porch lunette: St. Martin.

Clusone, Church of St. Defendens, frescoes under the porch...

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 Clusone, Church of St. Defendens, frescoes under the porch lunette: St. Defendens.

Clusone, Church of St. Defendens, frescoes under the porch...

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Chiesa di San Defendente, affreschi sotto la lunetta del portale (1483): Madonna in trono con Bambino.

Chiesa di San Defendente, affreschi sotto la lunetta del por...

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 Clusone: Church of St. Defendens.

Clusone: Church of St. Defendens.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Adoration of the Magi.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Annunciation.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Last Supper.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis:  Christ among the Doctors.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: Herod and the Massacre of Innocents.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Escape to Egypt.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Marriage at Cana.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis:  The Flagellation.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis:  The temptations of Jesus.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: St. John the Baptist baptizes Jesus in the Jordan river. The Holy Spirit descend as a dove.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: The Marriage at Cana.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior,...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: detail of the Crucifixion.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior,...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: detail of the Crucifixion.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior,...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: the Crucifixion. Detail.

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior, frescoes representing the life of Jesus (1471), by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: the Crucifixion.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, interior,...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail with the capital sins of Avarice and Pride.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail with some people belonging to the Order of Disciplini.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the "Dance of Death" with the meeting between three dead and three living people.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

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Oratorio dei Disciplini o di San Bernardino, decorato esternamente dagli affreschi del 1485 "Trionfo della Morte" e "Danza Macabra", dell'artista clusonese Giacomo Borlone De Buschis: particolare.

Oratorio dei Disciplini o di San Bernardino, decorato estern...

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 Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: frescoes with the Triumph of Death on the top and a Dance of Death (Macabre Dance) in the lower register (1485). All the frescoes are by Giacomo Borlone De Buschis.Detail of the Triumph of Death standing on a sarcophagus where the dead Pope and the Emperor lie. Theay are surrounded by serpents, scorpions and toads (symbols of pride and sudden death). Death hold big scrolls to remind everyone that Life is not everlasting.

Clusone, Oratory of Disciplini or St. Bernardino, façade: f...