The Oratorio del Gonfalone or Oratory of the Banner is a building in Central Rome which once housed a Catholic fraternity.Founded in 1264 under the name of the Accomandati di Madonna Santa Maria, over the centuries the group dedicated itself to various activities, including the participation in religious processions as banner carriers (wearing white gowns with peaked blue hoods), and also of putting on a yearly passion play. They also were involved in charity towards the poor and needy, and during 1581–1765, of freeing Italians enslaved in Muslim and Slavic lands. The fraternity was awarded the Golden Rose in 1526 by Clement VII, and given by Julius III in 1550 the prerogative to pardon one individual. In 1890, the fraternity was dissolved and its property confiscated by the state.The building on Via del Gonfalone 32a (near corner of Via Giulia and Vicolo della Scimmia) has a modest façade (designed by Domenico Castelli) resembling a simple church. Inside, a team of prominent Mannerist painters were recruited between 1569–1576 to complete elaborate wall fresco decoration of scenes of the passion. Artists included Giacomo Zanguidi (il Bertoia) (Entry of Christ to Jerusalem); Livio Agresti (Last Supper); Marco Pino (Crown of Thorns), Marcantonio dal Forno; Federico Zuccari (Flagellation of Christ); Raffaellino Motta da Reggio (Christ before Pontius Pilate and Prophet and Sibyls); and Cesare Nebbia (Crown of Thorns and Ecce Homo). The main altarpiece is painted by Roviale Spagnolo. The site has been called the Sistine chapel of Mannerism. The Passion panels are flanked by quadratura spiral columns (said to have been of the type found in the Temple of Solomon) and surmounted by images of prophets and sybils. The restored frescoes are vivid in coloration.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Rome holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oratorio del Gonfalone and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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コンサートには行けないので表を見るだけだった。16世紀半ば、聖ルチアの教会の跡に建つ。フェデリコ・ツッカリなどのマニエリスムの画家達によるキリスト受難のサイクル画が内部を覆う。木彫の天井も美しいらしい。 more »I couldn't go to the concert, so I just looked at the front. It is located on the site of the Church of St. Lucia in the mid-16th century. Cycle paintings of Christ's Passion by mannerism painters such as Federico Tuccari cover the interior. The ceiling of the wood carving seems to be beautiful, too.
Un'amica ci aveva parlato di questo posto poco conosciuto. Siamo andati con i nostri due ragazzi di 17 e 14 anni, approfittando dell'occasione mattutina di una visita guidata, tra l'altro arricchita d... more »A friend told us about this little-known place. We went with our two boys aged 17 and 14, taking advantage of the morning occasion of a guided tour, among other things enriched by a fitting, light, interlude of baroque music. Thanks also to the explanations of an excellent scholar, very clear and engaging, the children were also fascinated by the history of the place and the frescoes with the history of the Passion of Christ, masterpiece of Roman mannerism. It is also the location where some scenes from "The Young Pope" were filmed. Rome offers endless wonders, but this one deserves a mention for those who, Roman or tourist, want to escape a bit from the ordinary.
Si affaccia su una delle più interessanti strade del centro storico di Roma, l'interno custodisce preziosi dipinti che ritraggono le storie della passione di Cristo, una serie di 12 affreschi opera de... more »Overlooking one of the most interesting streets in Rome's old town, the interior houses precious paintings depicting the stories of Christ's passion, a series of 12 frescoes by the main exponents of Roman Mannerism.
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