The fresco of Trinity

The fresco of Trinity   ,   Piazza Tre Medaglie D'Oro   ,   12013   Chiusa Pesio   (CN)   Italy


Along the streets of Chiusa Pesio are rather numerous ancient frescoes of religious character present on the facades of the houses.

The most valuable of all is perhaps the sixteenth-century fresco, representing the Trinity.

It is located next to the "Caffè del Popolo", in Piazza Tre Medaglie D'Oro, in the center of the town.

The fresco of the Holy Trinity may, according to Raineri, have been painted by Antonio da Monteregale, even though there is no certainty and it is only a hypothesis.

The fresco has fortunately undergone a recent restoration.
Today restored to its former glory, it presents all its charm to the people of Chiusi.

Whether or not it can be traced back to the aforementioned artist, it is worth talking about it and inviting you to go see it.

As we read in the report drawn up by the restorers Achille Gallarini and M. Gabriella Bonollo, the state of conservation of the fresco appeared to be seriously compromised mainly due to the combined action of atmospheric agents.
The work is practically contemporary to the Masacciana Trinity of S. Maria Novella in Florence and has curious references to the Florentine masterpiece.
In the center dominates the solemn figure of God the Father, rendered frontally according to the traditional features iconographic (wide red and blue dress, white hair and long beard).
His open arms support the cross on which lies the figure of Christ with his head recited on the right.
Between the Father and the Son is placed the dove of the Holy Spirit in the act of descending towards the dying Jesus.
The composition is extremely balanced built on a bilateral symmetry with vertical central axis.
God sits on a majestic throne Tensioned by the artist with surprising perspective skill for the time and the costesto provincial in which it was built.
It is thought that the author is originally from the Cuneo area or that he worked in the Cuneo area, and that he was aware of the Florentine painting of the fifteenth century.

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The fresco
Piazza Cavour
12013 Chiusa pesio
(CN) Italy