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Statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). Chur

Statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). Chur


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Statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). Chur

Italy. Rome. Church of Saint Barbara of Librai. Detail of the facade, built by Giuseppe Passeri (1654-1714) with the statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi (1676-1719). 17th century

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Ambrogio Barbara Baroque Catholicism Christianism Circle Circular Facade Geometric Geometrical Giuseppe Largo Martyr Niche Palm Passeri


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This detail from the facade of the Church of Saint Barbara in Chur, Switzerland, showcases the intricate beauty of Ambrogio Parisi's (1676-1719) statue of the patron saint of artillery workers and explosives, Saint Barbara. The statue is situated in a circular niche, framed by ornate geometric decoration, including leaves, palms, and a cross. The Baroque architectural masterpiece, designed by Giuseppe Passeri (1654-1714), encircles the church, with this detail being a testament to the harmonious blend of art and architecture. Saint Barbara, depicted in the statue, is shown as a young woman, dressed in royal attire, holding a palm branch in one hand and a martyr's palm in the other. The martyr's palm symbolizes her martyrdom, as she is believed to have been executed by her father for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The cross at the base of the statue signifies her Christian identity. The statue, created during the 17th century, is a stunning example of the Early Christian and European artistic traditions that flourished during this period. The intricate details of the statue and the circular niche are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of Ambrogio Parisi, while the overall design of the facade, as envisioned by Giuseppe Passeri, showcases the grandeur and opulence of the Baroque era. The Church of Saint Barbara in Chur, with its beautiful facade and intricately detailed statues, is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history and art of the European Baroque period. This detail of the facade, featuring the stunning statue of Saint Barbara by Ambrogio Parisi, is a testament to the enduring beauty and artistic excellence of this era.

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