Saturday, 19 November 2016

Frescoes in Umbria

The recent earthquakes in a part of Umbria have been cause for concern for many different works of art and numerous frescoes preserved in old churches.
The Umbria region still preserves many frescoes in Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, Montefalco, Spello and in several other towns.
In addition to well-known artists in the Renaissance there were many painters. Even the town less frequented by tourists have interesting artwork. For example there are beautiful works in the Palazzo Trinci in Foligno.

fresco in Terni

fresco in Spoleto by Filippo Lippi

fresco in Bevagna, photo by wikipedia (adrio8)

fresco in Todi 

In addition to the painter Perugino there were other Umbrian artists: Bartolomeo Caporali, Benedetto Bonfigli, Nicolò Alunno, Pier Matteo d'Amelia, Andrea d'Assisi etc..The names of some good artists were unfortunately unknown. Some frescoes were moved on canvas and can now be seen in major museums.
Tourists can still choose from many beautiful routes.

affreschi in Umbria

San Bernardino church in Perugia, foto ap

the old Palazzo Trinci -Foligno
Foligno are some frescoes by Gentile da Fabriano and his collaborators.