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Chiesa di San Pietro in Gessate, Milan

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San Pietro in Gessate is a church in Milan, northern Italy. Built in the 15th century, it is a noteworthy example of Gothic architecture.DescriptionThe architect was either Guiniforte Solari or his son Pietro Antonio. The church has a nave and two aisles, with square-plan, groin vaulted spans, flanked by two rows of chapels. Instead of the traditional Gothic piers, the naves are separated by Corinthian columns in granite, the sole indication in the church of the contemporary humanist revolution started in Florence by Brunelleschi and others.San Pietro in Gessate is home to a series of paintings of the Renaissance in Lombardy. Artists who worked here include Giovanni Donato Montorfano, Bernardino Butinone and Bernardo Zenale. The latter responsible for the impressive Histories of St.Ambrose in the Grifi Chapel. The chapel has a notable tombstone statue of Ambrogio Grifi by Benedetto Briosco. In the early 16th century Vincenzo Foppa completed for this church his famous Deposition, which later acquired by the Museum of Berlin and lost during World War II. From 1514 is a fresco by Ambrogio Bergognone portraying the Funeral of St Martin.
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  • Interesting to see this church which is located in corso di porta vittoria. Dates back to the 15th century 1460-1476come example of Lombard architecture on Solar project Guinforte family father and son (Mirza) Beautiful props of the aisles with columns in granite. Very simple brick façade as almost the entire outside.
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  • I came here after a visit to neighbour opposite courthouse and, back from those huge spaces as cold, this church with a long history seemed to me even more beautiful and more vivid and intense collection, the magnificent frescoes. Absolutely worth visiting. For more details refer to my previous review.
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  • In front of the great mass of the Palace of Justice in Milan, in a clearing with trees, almost no one pays attention to the small Baroque façade of this church, with gray sandstone Gothic Romanesque entrance but with a rose window. If you cross the portal you will find yourself in a large Church, with three naves, with arches, columns and large chapels in the aisles with times for apse, some with coffers and ribs up to the ceiling and frescoes colours, like those of the third chapel on the left (storie di Sant'Antonio Abate, and ceiling Angels), or in the left transept with stories of Saint Ambrose (and a nice marble sarcophagus of prelate). The altar magiore with silver papal symbols pallliotto of St. Peter's and in the apse the choir of the old convent then disappeared in Baroque style, with seventeenth-century paintings with sortie of St. Peter, where the Church is dedicated.
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