Bergamo, Duomo, Chapel

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jun 21, 2021

Well, the Duomo isn’t spectacular like Santa Maria Maggorie right next door, but the chapel in the Duomo is very nice indeed.

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Some Perspective

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jun 20, 2021

A few weeks ago I went to Rome for two days.  I visited some amazing churches. This is a short video, not high quality, of Chiesa del Gesù.  I thought you might like to experience the SIZE of cathedral domes like this.  No wonder people are in awe of these places, built centuries ago. CLICK…

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By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jun 18, 2021

I didn’t expect this!  I traveled to Bergamo for a couple of days.  Just had to get out and see some Italian mastery from the 15th and 16th centuries.  So I picked Bergamo, about two and a half hours by train.  I thought I would find some interesting photos, but NOT THIS!  Incredible!  This is…

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An Italian Crucifixion

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jun 10, 2021

Yesterday you saw this painting on the walls of the convent at Saint Guilia in Brescia. Now look at the detail in the background.  Low and behold, this crucifixion happened in Italy.  See the castle, the horseback rider, the hills, the men with tools for the fields, the houses.  This is how people were educated…

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San Guilia, Brescia

By Skip Moen, Ph.D. | Jun 9, 2021

Female monastery of Benedictine rule, built by the last Lombard king Desiderio and his wife Ansa in 753 AD, San Salvatore – Santa Giulia played a leading role (religious, political and economic) even after the defeat inflicted by Charlemagne against the Lombards . An amazing place, but don’t think you will see it like the…

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