In his newest photographic assortment, Federico Scarchilli captures Cistercian order within the type of Abbazia di Fossanova, Casamari, and Valvisciolo. Easy and utilitarian, Cistercian structure displays the transition between the Romanesque and Gothic classes. All the way through this time, many non secular government felt over the top ornamentation used to be a distraction to religious research.
Abbazia di Fossanova
Consecrated in 1208, Abbazia di Fossanova is thought of as by means of many to be one of the most perfect examples of Cistercian structure. The abbey is cruciform with square-ends. In moderation carved capitals line the nave which frames the adored rose window.
Abbazia di Casamari
Abbazia di Casamari is incessantly in comparison to Fossanova. A double arched access ends up in gardened cloisters which the church itself is offered from. The abbey’s plan is of true basilica shape whole with a central nave and two aisles.
Abbazia di Valvisciolo
Abbazia di Valvisciolo additionally has a nave and two aisles however on the finish of the north nave is the Chapel of Saint Laurence. The Chapel is decorated with “il Pomarancio,” painted frescoes by means of Niccolò Circignani. Within the oblong apse, open arches are supported by means of stout pilasters.