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Church of San Lorenzo - Postignano - Sellano (PG)
The Church of San Lorenzo, also known as the Santissima Annunziata Church, is located inside the walls of Postignano; the original church was dedicated to San Primiano, whose cult was widespread in Valnerina as early as the ninth century. In 1333 the church was dedicated to San Lorenzo. It has a single nave and a gabled roof on trusses, with a characteristic curved and irregular facade.
Until the restoration in 1997, a layer of dull covering covered much of the back wall of the Church, leaving in sight the images of the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, the Eternal Father, the Virgin, and some saints. On the right wall of the nave there were frescoes from the 14th-15th century depicting the Madonna with Child and saints.
During the restoration work in 1997, the fresco of the entire back wall was brought to light, datable to the second half of the 16th century and attributable to the circle of the De Magistris, painters from the Marche also known as the Caldarola, from the name of their village from.
Following the 1997 earthquake, the newly restored wall collapsed and on an older wall behind it, a Crucifixion with the mourners appeared: the Virgin and St. John and to the right of the latter a St. Michael the Archangel represented inside a trilobate aedicule, datable to the end of the 15th century, attributable to Angelo di Bartolomeo di Camerino, the so-called Master of Gaglianvecchio, of a family from Montesanto; the frescoes are of outstanding quality and originality.
On what remains of the collapsed wall, framed by a fake architecture adorned with geometric designs, are framed, on the left, St. Michael the Archangel, of which only the feet trampling the devil remain, above it was the Virgin of the Annunciation; on the right, below, a Saint Mary Magdalene elegantly dressed in the Renaissance style, above the announcing angel, with the lily in his hand, in the center, above the Almighty blessing among angels, some fragments of which have been reassembled and hung.
On the right wall of the nave other frescoes are visible, the first, from the 16th century, just after the triumphal arch, depicts the Madonna and Child between San Lorenzo and San Francesco d'Assisi. The faces of the Madonna and Child are of a much higher quality than the rest of the fresco, they were probably repainted by De Magistris.
Following, partially damaged by the opening of a window, a 15th-century fresco depicts San Cristoforo, San Giacomo Maggiore and Sant'Antonio Abate. Also in this triptych the figure of Saint Anthony the Abbot stands out for the higher quality of the execution, it is likely that here too there is the hand of De Magistris.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18954 W: 130 N: 40027] (213703)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2021-09-07
  • Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2021-09-08 1:45
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