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Ss Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso - High Altar

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 1 April 2008 in Art & Design.

Let's take a closer look at the high altar of this nice church. The altarpiece shows the Saints Ambrose and Charles, painted by Carlo Maratta. Compared to Sant'Ignazio's high altar a very decent realization.

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Another amazing capture MS, these churches are so very beautiful.

1 Apr 2008 11:41am

@MaryB: I liked this one because it was brighter than most of the others and quite easily to photograph (additional lights and spots were not necessary).

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

The frontispiece? has a modern look to it. It's like distinctly different ages and styles have been mixed here (including the foreground floor) in a way that is not flattering to the mural.

1 Apr 2008 2:23pm

@Twelvebit: As far as I can remember, this church had a major restauration in the 1970s. Certainly all newer parts were installed then.

alex centrella from Califronia, United States

simply beautiful !

1 Apr 2008 5:00pm

@alex centrella: Thank you! Glad you like it!

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

You have captured it well! :)

1 Apr 2008 7:37pm

@Ina: Light wasn't a big issue here like in so many other churches.

Jen from Alpharetta, United States


2 Apr 2008 1:17am

@Jen: YES! :-)

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Still thinking about yesterday's illusion, I like the golden angels and who would be able to lift the candles.

2 Apr 2008 1:41am

@JoeB: I think these candles are just for decoration :-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Most probably the size and shape of the church are also different, but I like the sober colours that manage to look rich both in the paintings and in the decorations around it.

2 Apr 2008 3:31pm

@Japanalia: All effects in this church amount to the achievement of brightness. The marble is quite bright and a lot of gildings were used. It's very interesting to compare Sant'Ignazio with San Carlo, both are built in the same era and both are dedicated to influential characters of the catholic church.

Brites from Povoa de Santa Iria, Portugal

Pure art!

3 Apr 2008 7:43pm

@Brites: As you can see, the altar is already directed to the parish, following the decisions of the 2nd Vatican council.