Inside the Baptistery of Parma

by Mikkal Noptek March. 20, 2014 2015 views

March 06, 2014

The inside contains sixteen arches, forming alcoves each containing a painted scene. All these are 13th and 14th century frescoes and paintings. The most striking part of the Baptistery, however, is its painted domed ceiling. Sixteen rays come out of the center of the ceiling, which each correspond to the arches.

However, problems were posed over time as the paintings were not true frescoes. The paint would start to come off the walls and would be literally hanging on. Due to this, the Baptistery had to be painstakingly consolidated and restored with syringes and spatulas.

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Agnes Felber 7 years, 1 month ago

My kind of place!

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Sara G 7 years, 1 month ago

Fascinating! The last one is a fantastic shot.

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Josy 7 years, 1 month ago

Quelle merveille. ce plafond est une splendeur ! J'aime beaucoup de détail en 2 : ce "Pinocchio cornu" est fascinant.

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 7 years, 1 month ago

cool pictures

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Finbarr 7 years, 1 month ago

Superb shots !

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Gillian Parsons 7 years, 1 month ago

That ceiling is wonderful what superb series great work.

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Kenny H 7 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic captures. Great story too.

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