Ghigo Roli photographer


Padua

Views, works of art and monuments of Padua: Piazza dei Signori and Piazza dei Frutti, Palazzo della Ragione and the Pontifical Ambrosian Library, the world's oldest university Botanical Garden and the modern Biodiversity Garden. A particular focus on the 16th century frescoes by Tiziano Vecellio, Giovanni Antonio Corona and Bartolomeo Montagna in the Basilica of Sant'Antonio or del Santo.

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: St. John the Baptist among the Saints Francis, Jerome, Sebastian and Anthony of Padua, 1500-10, tempera and oil on panel, by Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, known as Perugino.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: St. John the Baptist a...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: Polyptych of S. Antonio, by Piero della Francesca, 1467-9, oil on panel. Detail: on the left, St. Anthony of Padua and St. John the Baptist.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: Polyptych of S. Antoni...

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 Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: Polyptych of S. Antonio, by Piero della Francesca, 1467-9, oil on panel. Cymatium: Annunciation. Left: St. Anthony of Padua and St. John the Baptist. At the centre Madonna and Child. On the right, St. Francis and St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Upper predella: S. Clareand S. Agatha. Lower predella: The miracle of St. Anthony of Padua, the stigmata of St. Francis and the miracle of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

Perugia, National Gallery of Umbria: Polyptych of S. Antoni...

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis:  the vault of the central apse with frescoes on the life of St. Francis, by Benozzo Gozzoli, 1450. Divided into six sections divided by ribs decorated with plant motifs, the vault represents five Saints of the Order (from the left: San Louis of Toulouse, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Bernardino of Siena, St. Claire of Montefalco and St. Anthony of Padua). In the wider rib vaultu Benozzo represents "Saint Francis in Glory between Angels". The intrados of the arch reproposes some medallions with St. Francis at the centre and his twelve companions.

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis,  Niche of St. Anthony of Padua: "Stories of St. Anthony of Padua", frescoes by Jacopo Vincioli of Spoleto (Gozzolese expressionist), mid-fifteenth century. Subjects: "The Saint" and "Miracles of the Saint". Detail of "St. Anthony who frees a possessed".

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis,  Niche of St. Anthony of Padua: "Stories of St. Anthony of Padua", frescoes by Jacopo Vincioli of Spoleto (Gozzolese expressionist), mid-fifteenth century. Subjects: "Miracles of the Saint". Detail of "St. Anthony heals Leonardo of Padua".

Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, N...

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis,  Niche of St. Anthony of Padua: "Stories of St. Anthony of Padua", frescoes by Jacopo Vincioli of Spoleto (Gozzolese expressionist), mid-fifteenth century. Subjects: "The Saint" and "Miracles of the Saint" (on the left, "St. Anthony frees a possessed man"; on the right, "St. Anthony heals Leonardo of Padua".

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis,  Niche of St. Anthony of Padua: "Crucifixion and Stories of St. Anthony of Padua", frescoes by Jacopo Vincioli of Spoleto (Gozzolese expressionist), mid-fifteenth century. Above, Christ crucified between the Virgin and Saint John. On the lower side, "Miracles of the Saint" (on the left, "St. Anthony frees a possessed man"; on the right, "St. Anthony heals Leonardo of Padua").

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, Chapel of St. Jerome: frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, 1452.  At the centre of the wall, detail of a fake polyptych with the Virgin Mary and Child, S. Anthony of Padua , St. John and St. Louis of Toulouse.

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, Chapel of St. Jerome: frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, 1452.  Detail  at the centre of the wall: a fake polyptych with the Virgin Mary and Child, S. Anthony of Padua , St. Jerome, St. John and St. Louis of Toulouse. On the left, St. Jerome leaves Rome; on the right St. Jerome takes the thorn from the lion's paw.

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, Chapel of St. Jerome: frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, 1452. In the vault, the four evangelists. On the upper wall, Christ crucified between St. Dominic, St. Francis, St. Romuald and St. Silvester.  At the centre a fake polyptych with the Virgin Mary and Child, S. Anthony of Padua , St. Jerome, St. John and St. Louis of Toulouse. On the left, St. Jerome leaves Rome; on the right St. Jerome takes the thorn from the lion's paw.

Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, Ch...

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, Chapel of St. Jerome: frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli, 1452. In the vault, the four evangelists. On the upper wall, Christ crucified between St. Dominic, St. Francis, St. Romuald and St. Silvester.  At the centre a fake polyptych with the Virgin Mary and Child, S. Anthony of Padua , St. Jerome, St. John and St. Louis of Toulouse. On the left, St. Jerome leaves Rome; on the right St. Jerome takes the thorn from the lion's paw.

Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis, Church of St. Francis, Ch...

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Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis: " Madonna enthroned  with Infant Jesus and Saints: S. Anthony of Padua,, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Bernardino of Siena, Fortunatus, Louis of Tolosa, Severus", by Francesco Melanzio, 1498, tempera on canvas.

Montefalco, Museum of St. Francis: " Madonna enthroned with...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a collection of succulent plants.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a collection of succulent plants.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: mamillaria.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a detail of one of the biomes (arid zone).

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a detail of one of the biomes.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a detail of one of the biomes.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a detail of one of the biomes.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity, interior of the big greenhouse: a detail of one of the biomes.

Padova, the Botanical Garden, the Garden of Biodiversity,...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  In the background, the Basilica of St. Giustina.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  I

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  I

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  In the background, the Basilica of St. Giustina.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  I

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  In the background, the Basilica of St. Giustina.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Garden of Biodiversity.  In the background, the Basilica of St. Giustina.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the big greenhouse of the Ga...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the Goethe's Palm. It is a Chamaerops humilis L., that is a Mediterranean dwarf palm or dwarf fan palm which was planted in 1585 and mention by Goethe in some texts.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the Goethe's Palm. It is a C...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: a detail of the garden with a blossomed Magnolia stellata Maxim.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: a detail of the garden with...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: plants  in the tropical greenhouse.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: plants in the tropical gree...

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  Padova, the Botanical Garden: the Hortus Cinctus.

Padova, the Botanical Garden: the Hortus Cinctus.