Church of Santa Maria della Purità in Gallipoli

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by e.engelmann, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. e.engelmann

    e.engelmann Rookie

    Jan 7, 2014
    Some pictures of the interior of the church of Santa Maria della Purità in Gallipoli (Italy). It was built in the middle of the seventeenth century in baroque style. The interiors are completely decorated with paintings on panels (not frescoes) and stuccos.

    Exif info of the pictures (lost during processing) can be found on the page,%20cities%20e%20monuments

    All pictures are double exposures taken with a Panasonic G2 and separated by 1.5 stops, fused using the algorythm on the page and finally optimized using Faststone.
    Other pictures of this church, of Gallipoli and of Salento on the page



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  2. Wow, that's a lot of color.

    Nicely done.
  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    That is some really great artwork inside that church!
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
  5. e.engelmann

    e.engelmann Rookie

    Jan 7, 2014
    Thank you for appreciating!
    In reality I belive that the church is beautiful, but also a little bit kitsch. If you compare it to the Church of the Discalced in Lecce (picture in this comment), of same period and of similar size, you see that the second one is much more elegant. Probably it depends from the fact that the first is in a little town, the second one in a city.

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  6. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    There's a lot of responsibility in keeping up the maintenance in those churches, especially paintings or painted items. It's impressive that these venues exist as they do.
  7. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    I guess you can't just lay down a few new coats of paint.
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  8. dalethorn

    dalethorn Guest

    Not on those Rembrants!