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Looking Backwards to the Past

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Perversely, we'll be facing away from the altar — backwards — thruout this page.

There's a reason for this: when the church got some money in the 18c, it was spent on the altar and the parts you saw; and the current fashions in artistic taste rate medieval over baroque stuff any day. At least yours truly does. The altar — I don't remember it — must surely have been what I thought some baroque plaster monstrosity, and I photographed the medieval painting instead.

I'm not as narrow-minded as all that, though. Here, to catch all the early 18th‑century organ loft in one photo, I cut out over half the frescoes.

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Madonna and Child between St. John the Baptist and St. Anthony
possibly by Ansovino da Camerino (1502).

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3 Sep 10