Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, Milan

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Sant'Antonio abate is a Roman Catholic church in Milan, Italy. The church is located on a street running parallel to Via Festa del Perdono.Built in Mannerist style, construction began in 1582 on the site of an older church. The current appearance of the church is the work of Francesco Maria Richini, carried out in the 17th century. The Neoclassical façade designed by the architect Giacomo Tazzini.The church contains frescoes by Genovese and his brother Giovanni Battista Carlone; a fresco cycle on the Life of the Virgin by Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574-1625), a “Nativity” and “Adoration of the Magi” by Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, and frescoes by Guglielmo Caccia, depicting scenes from the Old Testament.
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  • Back from the beautiful exhibition Italy galleries "Caravaggio, heirs and new masters", in which stands the majestic "the last supper" by Giulio Cesare Procaccini, I came back to this church right to review beautiful paintings that he painted in Immature or 1610-11 for the chapel of the Annunciation, namely: the Annunciation (above the altar) and, at the sides, the visitation and the Madonna and child on the flight into Egypt. There are also works of Camillo Procaccini (Sant'Antonio, Center, at the bottom of the presbytery, and the adoration of the child, on the right as you enter) and decorations in fresco of Hercules, respectively brother and father of Julius Caesar. There is also other paintings in various rooms of the Church by Bernardino Campi to Cerano, by Ludovico Carracci to Ambrogio Figino, by Morazzone to Carracci, just to name a few and without forgetting the marvellous frescoes of brothers John and Giovan Battista Carlonisulle on the vault of the nave and the transept. In front of so many and such masterpieces I even forgot the truly excessive glitz that surrounds them. To underline the friendliness and competence of the volunteers of TCI, always available and wasters of information. More details in my previous reviews.
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  • Should be stressed above all the wonderful work and effort of the Touring Club to repropose to the public. And of course the work of someone who has worked on restorations. Built in 1272 with the monks antoniani became, in the second half of the 16th century, a sort of temple angiolino Stella entrusted to TA. Time of reformation, then "... remember that you must die ...", the Church has all the features of the period. So no more aisles, but chapels (each in Chief elders of that period families) with repeated depictions of various mystical ecstasy. The most beautiful? The Annunciation by Procaccini (who incidentally was also one of the least "bigots" for those times). I liked the painting of Fede Galizia (curioso...in as a woman and painter in time of Reformation ...), extraordinary painting depicting Antonio and Paolo. Non-optimal lighting you need balancing qualities unfortunately sometimes to see the paintings, but certainly a very interesting visit (in winter wrap up for good, the inside is definitely cold ...). Charming the cloister, one of the most beautiful in Milan.
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  • Very nice Baroque church. Barely visible entry. Beautiful restoration of frescoes and sculptures. Poor documentation, luckily there are information panels on the bottom. Open thanks to Touring club.
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  • A unique example of Baroque art in Milano. Free entrance.
  • Exquisite fresco cycle in the vaults of the central nave.
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  • Former convent, was built after the friars who were dedicated to 1272 Antoniani ministering to the sick. However, when Francesco Sforza decided to bring together all the hospitals in CA Granda (the Hospital), the monastery lost its function and was given to the powerful family of Trivulzio, who retained from 1452 until the second half of the 16th century. Later he was entrusted to the order of the theatines, which reshaped the cloisters and gave the job to one of the architects of the Cà Granda, to rebuild the Church according to the type of counter-reformation. The work was completed in 1584. The paintings would develop in later years following the trends controriformistiche. It is interesting.
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  • Both sculptures and ceiling frescoes, creating a stunning effect when you walked in. If you are in the area well worth a visit.
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