Santuario di San Magno
Diocesi di Cuneo ( sec. XV; XVIII; XIX )
Il Santuario di San Magno venne costruito nel XV secolo sopra un altare dedicato al dio pagano Marte, venerato dai Romani come dio preposto alle attività dei campi, ai confini e alla attività bellica che poteva assicurarne la difesa.
Diocesan Museum System
Diocesi di Susa
Diocesan Museum System. Constituted by the network of ecclesiastic museums coordinated by the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art of Susa, which collect together and display the religious artistic heritage of the Susa Valley.
ex Convento di San Francesco (Certosa 1515)
Diocesi di Susa ( sec. XVI )
Nella chiesa conventuale dell'ex Convento di San Francesco (oggi Certosa 1515) si conservano tracce dell’originaria decorazione ad affresco cinquecentesca.
Diocesi di Susa ( sec. XV )
Built starting in 1422 as a chapel of the Dominicans of Annecy in Haute-Savoie, it is the oldest of the four churches in the old town. Two extraordinary fragments of 15th-century wall decoration can be seen in the nave and choir.
Frescoes are an Italian invention that combine the skilled preparation of walls with the mastery of the painter. In a single day (“giornata”) a fairly large area of “intonaco” (the final layer of plaster) can be painted “a buon fresco”. The paint penetrates the plaster, becoming a permanent part of the wall, unless problems arise and these would be due mostly to inadequate roof maintenance. Only in Italy have some artists been designated with names that relate to their ability to paint quickly: “fa presto” [works quickly] or “presto e bene” [fast and good]. Proof that the Piedmontese were equally skilled can be seen in the ancient paintings brought to light in the attic of Sant’Orso, in Aosta, and in Mattia Bortoloni’s magnificent decorative cycle for the Sanctuary of Vicoforte, but we might also mention Jaquerio in Ranverso, Spanzotti in Ivrea, Gaudenzio and Tanzio in Varallo, Pozzo in Mondovì, and Aliberti in Asti).