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Vigevano (Avgevan in
the local variety of
Western Lombard) is a
town and comune in
the province of Pavia,
which possesses ...
The town of Vigevano,
situated south-west of Milan
across the River Ticino, is
commanded by the fortress
developed by succ...
The baroque façade of the
cathedral was erected, thus
enclosing the fourth side of the
square. This façade is curved
and a...
The arcades form
now a continuous
range around north,
west and south sides
of the piazza, which
measures roughly 50
by 130...
Piazza Ducale was
actually planned to
form a noble
forecourt to his
castle, unified by
the arcades that
completely
surroun...
The cathedral
which is
dedicated to
Saint Ambrose
was designed
by Antonio da
Lonate. It was
started in
1532 by Duke
France...
Duomo di Vigevano,
Piazza Ducale
Duomo di
Vigevano, Piazza
Ducale
Duomo di Vigevano, Piazza Ducale
The Latin cross interior, which has a nave and two aisles, contains some
remarkable works...
The cathedral is best known for the "treasury" donated to it by Francesco II Sforza in 1534 which encompasses more than
10...
Museo del tesoro
del Duomo di
Vigevano
SaintAmbrose
Museo del
tesoro del
duomo di
Vigevano
Stemma del Papa,
Duomo di Vigevano,
Piazza Ducale
Saint Ambrose
and the Cathedral
Piazza Ducale
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Copyright: All the images belong to their authors
Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş
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Vigevano is a town and comune in the province of Pavia, which possesses many artistic treasures, particularly well known for its beautiful Renaissance "Piazza Ducale", in the centre of the town. The cathedral which is dedicated to Saint Ambrose was designed by Antonio da Lonate. It was started in 1532 by Duke Francesco II and was not completed until 1606.

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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1863169-vigevano2/
  2. 2. Vigevano (Avgevan in the local variety of Western Lombard) is a town and comune in the province of Pavia, which possesses many artistic treasures, particularly well known for its beautiful Renaissance "Piazza Ducale", in the centre of the town.
  3. 3. The town of Vigevano, situated south-west of Milan across the River Ticino, is commanded by the fortress developed by successive Milanese rulers. It was the birthplace in 1451 of Ludovico Maria Sforza, also known as il Moro, the Regent and Duke of Milan who developed the new piazza in a single campaign between 1492 and 1494. As it survives today, Piazza Ducale is very different from Bramante’s original scheme, although it is still largely defined by the arcades he introduced.
  4. 4. The baroque façade of the cathedral was erected, thus enclosing the fourth side of the square. This façade is curved and aligned with the axis of the piazza, hiding the fact that the church building behind is off-centre.
  5. 5. The arcades form now a continuous range around north, west and south sides of the piazza, which measures roughly 50 by 130 metres, with the concave baroque facade of the duomo forming the fourth side. In their original condition, however, the arcades would have been broken in the south-western corner to provide an access ramp to the ducal rocca. The upper surfaces are decorated with painted antique architecture, including triumphal arches which indicate the connections to adjacent streets.
  6. 6. Piazza Ducale was actually planned to form a noble forecourt to his castle, unified by the arcades that completely surround the square, an amenity of the new North Italian towns built in the 13th century. The town's main street enters through a sham arcaded façade that preserves the unity of the space. Ludovico il Moro demolished the former palazzo of the commune of Vigevano to create
  7. 7. The cathedral which is dedicated to Saint Ambrose was designed by Antonio da Lonate. It was started in 1532 by Duke Francesco II and was not completed until 1606.
  8. 8. Duomo di Vigevano, Piazza Ducale
  9. 9. Duomo di Vigevano, Piazza Ducale
  10. 10. Duomo di Vigevano, Piazza Ducale The Latin cross interior, which has a nave and two aisles, contains some remarkable works of art. In particular, in the first altar recess on the left of the entrance there is Antonio da Lonate's wooden model of the church.
  11. 11. The cathedral is best known for the "treasury" donated to it by Francesco II Sforza in 1534 which encompasses more than 100 precious objects. These, along with other items, are on display in a museum inside the cathedral known as the Museo del Tesoro del Duomo Vigevano. Of note in the collection are several Flemish tapestries, seven of which were made by tapestry makers in Brussels in 1520 in the Late Gothic International Style
  12. 12. Museo del tesoro del Duomo di Vigevano
  13. 13. SaintAmbrose Museo del tesoro del duomo di Vigevano
  14. 14. Stemma del Papa, Duomo di Vigevano, Piazza Ducale
  15. 15. Saint Ambrose and the Cathedral Piazza Ducale
  16. 16. Text & pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Música Gregoriana - The Cistercian Monks
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