Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Grand Galleria Of Venaria Reale

One of the main projects of the architect Filippo Juvarra to Venaria consisted in the construction of the sleeve in South begun by Michelangelo Garove : the harmony and proportions transferred to new spaces, lavish decorations of stucco, cornices, pilasters of the Great Gallery, were intended to make the system a masterpiece of scenic Juvarrian around the eighteenth century.

The gallery, which connected the apartment of the king to that of the heir to the throne, is one of the most amazing and spectacular of the entire complex. Its rich decorations is due to the hand of Peter Philip Somasso, Giuseppe Bolina, Antonio Pope and Giovambattista Sanbartolomeo.Also the dimensions of the gallery are completely remarkable with a height at the center time of about 15 meters, a length of about 80 meters and a width of 12 meters.

During the French occupation the original floor was removed and reused for the Beaumont Gallery in Turin, while the current, which incorporates the design of Juvarra, was carried out in 1995.

One of the peculiarities of the Great Gallery is the splendor of the light beams generated by 44 large windows and large 22 "eyes" (oval openings inside and outside rectangular) places on time allow a play of light and shadows, such as enhance the infinite variety of patterns and the two esedre, relentlessly, influencing visitors.


Stefan Jansson said...

Amazing architecture.

Jack said...

Three spectacular images. I like the variety, of people or no people, of close people and distant people, of high, low and middle perspective, and of color and black and white. Very well done.

William Kendall said...

Breathtaking and beautiful!