Monday, November 3, 2014

Four Angels

Sculpture representing an angel, San Benedetto church, LivornoSculpture representing an angel, San Benedetto church, Livorno
Sculpture representing an angel, San Benedetto church, LivornoSculpture representing an angel, San Benedetto church, Livorno
On the pendentives of the dome of the church of San Benedetto we can see four angels. The reliefs are the work of the local sculptor Paolo Emilio Demi (1798-1863), who is also the author of the monument to Leopold II of Tuscany in Piazza XX Settembre, just in front of the same church.

See also: San Benedetto - Leopold II of Tuscany
External links: Pendentive (Wikipedia) - Dante Alighieri (DPS)

13 comments:

William Kendall said...

Softly beautiful, each in their own way.

Revrunner said...

Interesting to see them together like this.

Michelle said...

Wonderful detail!

Kate said...

Art in historic churches are so delightful. These four angels and delicate and lovely.

Randy said...

Very beautiful indeed.

Dina said...

I will look at domes in a new way now that I know the term for the architectural element pendentive.
Thanks for another new word, VP.
Oh, and the angels are nice too.

Gunn said...

I guess there are not many people who can do his work as good as him.

Always nice to see beautiful art.

Babzy said...

very nicely sculpted :)

José Mendonça said...

I second Revrunner. Beautifully done, VP!

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful VP.

cieldequimper said...

Good idea to show them like this!

Jack said...

These are quite lovely. It is easy to glance too quickly and assume that each is identical. I enjoyed seeing the four different angels.

Karl Demetz said...

Good idea to show the four angels together, do they have a name?