San Benedetto Abbey (Sacro Speco) (Subiaco, Italy) : Cappella Della Madonna, detail of the vault fresco depicting the "Purification of Jesus by Saint Simeon

Creator:
unknown (Italian)
Published/Created:
Subiaco, Lazio, Italy
ca. 1200- ca.1399 (inclusive)
Date Depicted:
1997
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
brick; stone; frescoes
Notes:
Located at Subiaco in the Lazio region south of Rome the Abbey of St. Benedict was constructed in the thirteenth century on top of the grotto (Sacro Speco) where St. Benedict (ca. 480-547), the founder of the Western monastic movement, allegedly spent the first three years of his monastic life. Built at 640 metres, the monastery consists of two small churches and a succession of chapels and grottoes that are joined by a series of stairs. With the exception of the grottoes the frescoes were done by a variety of artists over different time periods who, for the most part, are unknown. Saint Francis of Assisi visited the monastery in 1223; there is a portrait of him painted during his lifetime. Sacro Speco is united under a single abbot with the nearby Santa Scholastica monastery.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 13th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- 14th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-SU-MSB-N4
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
Jesus Christ; interior; fresco architecture; saints; Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino; Benedictines; Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 Gothic (Medieval) complexes; religious communities; monasteries Meo da Siena’s followers moved their workshop
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Five
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4090
OID:
10055833
PID:
digcoll:1862707