Found project: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata


    Project : Basilica della Santissima Annunziata

    Language variant : Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation

    Architect : Alberti, Leon Battista & Caccini, Giovanni Battista

    Completion: 1481 (Alberti contribution)

    Locality : Firenze

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Renaissance

    Description :

    The church was founded in 1250 by the seven original members of the Servite order. In 1252, a painting of the Annunciation, which had been begun by one of the monks but abandoned in despair because he did not feel he could create a beautiful enough image, was supposedly completed by an angel while he slept. Pilgrims who came to the church to venerate the miraculous painting often left wax votive offerings, many of them life-size models of the donor (sometimes complete with horses). In 1516, a special atrium was built to house these figures, the Chiostrino dei Voti. By the late 18th century there were some six hundred of these images and they had become one of the city’s great tourist attractions. In 1786, however, they were all melted down to make candles.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santissima_Annunziata,_Florence (June 9, 2011).

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



    Images 1-20 of 21

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski

    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
    Image © Arto Kuorikoski