Sunday, November 22, 2009

Padova

The Scrovegni Chapel, or Cappella degli Scrovegni, also known as the Arena Chapel, is a church in Padua, Veneto, Italy. It contains a fresco cycle by Giotto, completed about 1305, that is one of the most important masterpieces of Western art. The church was dedicated to Santa Maria della Carità at the Feast of the Annunciation, 1305. Giotto's fresco cycle focuses on the life of the Virgin and celebrates her role in human salvation. The chapel is also known as the Arena Chapel because it was built on land purchased by Enrico Scrovegni that abutted the site of a Roman arena. This space is where an open-air procession and sacred representation of the Annunciation to the Virgin had been played out for a generation before the chapel was built.
Giotto's Chapel- Very precious paintings, and I wasn't aloud to take pictures- you can see what I thought of that. I had to be de-ionized!

Zaha Hadid Show



On my Birthday

Gwenith, Micheal, Chelsea and Toby

The Basilica - St. Anthony's