"Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Steccata, Part III" Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Steccata Tip by von.otter
Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma: 3 reviews and 15 photos
At the base of the columns supporting the dome of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria della Steccata is a fresco cycle depicting the Passion of Christ (see photos #1 to #4).
The most elaborate work in the church is the fresco cycle on the arch above the presbitery, painted by
Parma’s own. Parmigianino, began several other fresco cycles but never finished them. Between 1530 and 1539, on the arch above the presbytery, he worked on ‘The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins’ with a profusion of animal and plant motifs set against a red background. On the the inner curve of this arch, Parmigianino used gold decorations on a blue background, to hightlight four monochrome figures: Eve and Aaron on the right and Adam and Moses on the left.
Address: Piazzale della Steccata, 9
Phone: 0521 234937
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