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Church of St. Hubert - Ceiling by paolo1955

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Iso 400

Shutter Speed 1/100 sec

F-Stop f/5

Focal Lenght 24 mm

Lens Sigma 24 – 70

Camera Nikon D300

Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List – Italy – Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 1997

Featured in Christian Churches, Inside & Out Group October – 21 – 2013

Featured in Christian Churches, Statues & Crosses Group July – 15 – 2013

Featured in 100% Group July – 06 – 2013

Church of St. Hubert – Venaria Reale – Torino

The Church of St. Hubert (Cappella di Sant’Uberto), dedicated to the Patron Saint of Hunters as a reminder of the Palace’s hunting vocation, is the jewel of the Reggia di Venaria Reale. It was Vittorio Amedeo II who, after acquiring royal status with the acquisition first of Sicily (1713) and then of Sardinia (1720), had a grand chapel built,connected to the Palace and opening onto the village square. A baroque masterpiece, the church was built between 1716 and 1729 on a plan by Filippo Juvarra, the great architect from Messina called by the King to shape Turin into a capital in keeping with European standards when the Savoy State rose to Kingdom status. The facing brickwork facade is set back from the axis of the Great Gallery,forming a small parvis.The church has a centralized, orthogonal plan, with two large altars at the sides of the transept and four chapels at the opposite ends of the diagonals that are round on the inside and polygonal on the outside.The reference here is to Michelangelo’s Saint Peter in Rome. Above the drum the plafond, with lacunars decorated with roses, creates the effect of a trompe-l’oeil cupola that was never built. Tall pilasters with Corinthian capitals support the richly decorated trabeation. Juvarra did not complete the passageways between the Church and the Reggia, that were achieved under Carlo Emanuele III by his successor,Benedetto Alfieri, who is also the author of the splendid monumental staircase leading to the tribunes.The artists and craftsmen appointed to decorate the walls, to make the marble altars, the statues and the paintings were carefully selected by Juvarra himself.The excellent restoration works recently undertaken have brought back to light the original colors and checkered flooring and have revamped the original light effects that make this Church a celebration of architecture, sculpture and painting.

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Breathtaking. What a beauty. I love these quieted and grayed blues and beiges. I am so taken with this work, Paolo.

  • Frannie is always a great pleasure receive a comment from you.

    – paolo1955

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Nice camera work friend

  • Thank you my friend

    – paolo1955

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Stunning, exceptional work!

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 1 year ago


  • Thank you my friend

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Amazing!! :)

  • Thank you my friend

    – paolo1955

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 1 year ago

    Well seen and photographed. The little tower on top does not for me seem to match the rest of the ceiling.

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    July 6, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    You have been featured in Christian Churches, Statues & Crosses 15-07-2013

    Congratulations, it’s a beautiful image.

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago


  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Luca Massone  disegni
    Luca Massone ...over 1 year ago

    Fantastico scatto!!

  • Grazie Luca

    – paolo1955

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