A Glimpse of Oratorio Santa Cita

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The Oratorio di SS. Rosario in Santa Cita was built in the 1600s. Oratories were meeting halls of confraternities or religious societies. In Palermo, there are a number of oratories that were built in the Baroque era. The Oratorio di SS. Rosario in Santa Cita was decorated with the magnificent stucco-work of Giacomo Serpotta (1656-1732). This photo barely captures the virtuosity of Serpotta’s work. It’s meant only to give you an introduction.

2 thoughts on “A Glimpse of Oratorio Santa Cita

  1. Oh my goodness, if this is just an introduction, it’s hard to imagine more. The artwork is incredible. I immediately thought of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling, because to me this stucco work shows that much artistry and craft. Beautiful!

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