The splendid intersection of life that
happened in Assisi, in the Basilica Superiore, was when Giotto in 1290 had to represent the
life of St. Francis. When occur such
miracles, spiritual and artistic, the human world makes an enormous leap in
such a little time. The same enormous leap that the painting did was when were
evident the artistic progress of that young boy coming from the shop of Cimabue. And the prodigy ends just in
the Basilica Superiore del Santo,
where is visible the acceleration that Giotto engraves to his own style,
firstly uncertain and experimental in the two '' Life of Isacco '' of the second span, then fully mature and
original in the followings '' Life of
St. Francis along the walls. Here Giotto controls in unmistakable way the
spatial organization of the elements and the plain plasticity of the figure.
Before Giotto, nobody had ever painted in that way, giving to his
contemporaries so much realism to leave them dumbfounded, surprised and amazed.
The frescos of the Superiore Basilica about the ''Life of St. Francis'', are the first magnificent text of the
modern Italian painting. A more important thing is that they allow us to observe
at first sight the passage from the ancient to the modern way of painting.
The art of the spirit and the spirit of art at Assisi
The art of spirit and the spirit of art
are woven at Assisi for celebrating the wedding among the most elevated the man
can conceive. Two grandiose revolutionary messages ...
Assisi, the East of the world
In 1182 Francis was born and as a new sun
makes of Assisi the East of the world. This way Dante
fixes in the XI song of the Heaven the coordinates to
St.Francis of Assisi and the Hymn to the Sun
The extreme synthesis of the spiritual
convictions of Francis of Assisi
its message of peace and harmony with the world and God, is contained in the
St. Francis of Assisi: the inventor of the Crib
The spiritual distance that separated Francis of Assisi
ecclesiastical hierarchies of the time, brought him to draw closer always to
the people, more preci...
Lights and shades of the Basilica of Assisi
Two years after the death of St. Francis of Assisi
, during his
canonization, the building of Basilica begun, consecrated in 1253. A lot of
polemics rose against the...
Assisi Capital of the Peace and Patrimony of the humanity
In 2000 the UNESCO has inserted Assisi in
the list of the places that for history, importance, culture and tradition, are
ideally released by the geographical place in whi...
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