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Church of Santa Maria di Viezziu - Avendita di Cascia (PG)

Small country church, probably built as an extension of an original aedicule, takes its name from the place where it is located.
Here on the eve of August 15th, the young people of Avendita come to sleep, the next day there is Mass outdoors, outside this tiny church.
The church is located in a small clearing just over half an hour's walk from the town and can be reached via a dirt road that cuts through fields and woods.
Mass begins at 7 am.
After the religious ceremony, the faithful go to a nearby place, near a water source, where they have breakfast with sandwiches and wine.
The appearance is typical of the sixteenth-century votive building, the simple facade has a stone portal and is adorned with two side windows, through which the faithful could venerate the sacred image, protected from sweat.
Two dates are engraved on the façade, 1897 and 1976, perhaps a reminder of restorations.
The interior has a single nave with a trussed roof and tiles decorated with geometric decorations.
The left wall is now bare but traces of frescoes can be seen under the plaster.
The original aedicule is surmounted by an arch supported by columns.
The fresco, of naive workmanship but of considerable expressive effectiveness, a beautiful testimony of popular art, represents the Crucifixion, with the Madonna on the left and St. John on the right, on the sides of the wall of the niche, the symbols of the Four Evangelists, above the center the Eternal blessing.
Outside the niche, in three circles, a Bishop Saint, the Madonna among the angels, and a Saint are depicted.
On the left wall, a unique and interesting fresco depicting the Adoration of the Magi, the unknown author demonstrates that he has a good perspective and a good use of color, and still retains Gothic reminiscences.
The Madonna is enthroned with the Child, one of the three Magi is kneeling to offer his gift, the other two, standing, have an unusual feminine aspect; below right, as usual in a smaller format, the clients.


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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18010 W: 130 N: 37940] (205685)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2016-02-27
  • Exposição: f/0.2, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-25 1:00
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