Italy is particularly famous for its frescoes which are painted by many of the great Italian artists of the Renaissance. I've tons of photos that would work for this theme but the first thing that came to my mind was the cathedral I visited in Florence.
Here's a lovely illustration of "The Last Judgment" painted on the dome, in Duomo of Florence.
This enormous work, 3,600 metres² (38 750 ft²) of painted frescoes took 11 years to complete and was executed from 1568 to 1579 by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari. I truly appreciate the time, the thought, and the talent that goes into creating it. I also discovered that the painting was last restored in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s, so the colours are remarkably vibrant and the depiction so vivid.
The top level shows Heaven, with Jesus in the center and the apostles on both sides. Jesus is casting the Last Judgment.
The lower part portrays the doomed who will be cast into Hell.
Absolutely gorgeous! So much beauty in one place...ReplyDelete
Happy hunting and happy weekend :)
Italy is a great choice for featuring exquisite paintings. You did such a good job photographing them.ReplyDelete
Not that easy to paint upside down haha. Lovely painted dome.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos! I love Italy. So many beautiful painted things there.ReplyDelete
spectacular take on this theme. two thumbs up.ReplyDelete
Good to know that they restored it. That masterpiece is so majestic.ReplyDelete
Wonderful and inspiring photos, Life Ramblings, as always. I'm back from my vacation and I have a lot to catch on.ReplyDelete
Superb photos of the wall paintings.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous weekend.
Liz @ MLC
So beautiful! I can't imagine what stress that must be on someone's neck to paint many months like that!ReplyDelete
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Wow that is amazing!ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos, they sure don't paint 'em like that anymore, large with vibrant colours and a story to tell :-).ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos for the theme this week.ReplyDelete
What an amazing work of art. I am sure that lots of time as well as effort went into creating it! :OReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this beautiful fresco with us. It's perfect for the theme.ReplyDelete
these are breathtaking! i won't mind looking up the whole day if i'm staring at these. great choice!ReplyDelete
Wow~ it's a nice piece of painted art on the ceiling :pReplyDelete
OMG this is perfection!! Like it very much!ReplyDelete
So gorgeous one. Happy hunting.ReplyDelete
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Beautiful paintings, I always get a stiff neck, lol !ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos, that take by breath away. To think of the time it took to paint the entire ceiling. Thank you for sharing. Happy weekend.ReplyDelete
Such wonderful details. I think one has to stand there all day to see the whole story.ReplyDelete
This is so beautiful, I read a book which tells of how the painters lie on a scaffording and paint.ReplyDelete
How can anyone...paint such an amazing...painting...it is a miracle if you ask me.. I am awed right now...ReplyDelete
The paintings look so vibrant and...alive. How come the hues are still so bright after so many years...ReplyDelete
Horrible stories but lovely art.ReplyDelete
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Wow. They are so beautiful! Do you get a stiff neck viewing them? :PReplyDelete
Such amazing detail! They must be breathtaking in person :)ReplyDelete
Totally agree with you on the colors being so vivid - looking at it just makes we wonder what were times like back then :)ReplyDelete
Very good and nice photos.ReplyDelete