17 October 2008

Eze village - the Church


The construction of l'eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption began in 1764 and was completed in 1772. The style of the facade was influenced by neo-classicism and decorated with monumental pilasters. Its architect, Antonio Spinelli, contrasted the outside with its interior which is decorated with cornices and trompe l'oeil paintings producing a dramatic effect proper to the baroque style.

7 comments:

Laurie said...

What a gorgeous yellow color, too. Do you know if that is the color it has always been painted?

Great shot, Jilly.

Virginia said...

Good question Laurie. I LOVE this church and would love to walk inside and see. May we???? The color is spectacular. When I opened the photo I gasped. Well I do that almost every morning with your photos!

JM said...

What a lovely church! Love the colour! Also fancy le trompe l'oeil on the previous photo.
I find the photo with the red pot having the succulent plant so mediterranean!

Jilly said...

Laurie

the short answer is I don't really know although I've spoken to a couple of people who think it has probably always been this ochre colour. But truly I don't know.

Thanks for lovely comments. Tomorrow - we see the altar.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Yes there are many styles influence there but I love its clean design :-)

PJ said...

Jilly, this is a lovely facade. I also like the vase with the with the succulents. Beautiful works of art, large and small.

Kate said...

I find the architecture surprisingly simple. It has sharp, clean lines...not what I'd expect in Monte Carlo. Or am I a victim of stereotypes?

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