Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, Bologna

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Feast your eyes on Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, Nicholas Ark's incredibly lifelike terracotta scene featuring reactions to Christ's death. Dating from the late 15th century, the figures show acute emotion and ferocious drama atypical of their time. You'll notice influences of the sculpture of Burgundy and the later Donatello. After a long stay in the National Gallery of Bologna, the sculptures have been returned to their original home in the church of Bologna, where you'll find them today. Add Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and other attractions to your Bologna trip itinerary using our Bologna trip planning site .
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  • The Church may not stand out somehow, especially in relation to other sacral monuments of the city, but the terracotta group of statues depicting the lamentation of Christ placed in oratory literally flawless feet your acquirer to the bone authenticity. An absolute must see.
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  • Mail nelmpieno the Centre of Bologna, this church contains two masterpieces that you cannot miss: the lamentation of Ark and transit of the Virgin Nicolò by Alfonso Lombardi. Both groups represent two terracotta plastic delmloro plastic yield usually masterpieces of the characters, intense emotionality transmitted, especially the Lamentation. The Deceased is placed on the right of the main altar, while the transit is inserted inside the oratory attached to the Church, this one a masterpiece hidden. Highly recommended.
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  • The sculpture of the late Niccolò Dell'Arca alone is worth the visit to this impressive church. One entered for free, now requires a small contribution (2 or 3 euros) but well worth it. In many places abroad, I paid a lot more for a lot less.
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  • Inside the beautiful Church of Santa Maria della Vita (founded in the second half of the 13th century) a true masterpiece of the Italian sculpture can be seen: it was modelled by Niccolò dell'Arca in the second half of the 15th century and it depicts a Lamentation over the Dead Christ. You will be impressed by this piece of art.
  • Amazing place - go to the oratory - it is free and extremely beautiful!
  • The sculpture i o f terracotta is exceptional . Do not forget to climb to the Oratory: the show is just as impressive. You can not visit this church which incidentally is very close to the Piazza Maggiore
  • Very beautiful Church
  • One of the city's most impressive landmarks-both the main sanctuary and the adjacent oratorio.

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