CHURCH OF BEATA VERGINE DEL PARADISO – CLUSONE

Description

In the historic centre of Clusone is the Church of Paradiso.

Built as an extension of a monastery in the thirteenth century, it owes its modern appearance to various structural and decorative interventions between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

Located in Piazza Paradiso, it preserves valuable works of art.

The bare and austere façade conceals an interior that is rich in paintings, chapels and evocative artworks. Of notable beauty is certainly the fifteenth-century fresco depicting Our Lady of Sorrows, a particular and most devout representation of Marian pain, and numerous works by sculptors, engravers and painters from Clusone, including Carpinoni, Cifrondi, Galizzi and Brighenti. The twentieth century Altar of the Visitation, by Virginio Muzio, with the revival of Fantoni's elements is one of the most famous artistic elements.

The façade is made of local stone and, according to tradition, it is claimed that these stones came from some forts, refuge of Guelphs and Ghibellines.

 


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In the historic centre of Clusone is the Church of Paradiso.

Built as an extension of a monastery in the thirteenth century, it owes its modern appearance to various structural and decorative interventions between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries.

Located in Piazza Paradiso, it preserves valuable works of art.

The bare and austere façade conceals an interior that is rich in paintings, chapels and evocative artworks. Of notable beauty is certainly the fifteenth-century fresco depicting Our Lady of Sorrows, a particular and most devout representation of Marian pain, and numerous works by sculptors, engravers and painters from Clusone, including Carpinoni, Cifrondi, Galizzi and Brighenti. The twentieth century Altar of the Visitation, by Virginio Muzio, with the revival of Fantoni's elements is one of the most famous artistic elements.

The façade is made of local stone and, according to tradition, it is claimed that these stones came from some forts, refuge of Guelphs and Ghibellines.