Madonna della Vittoria - Upper Floor


Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

The upper part of the nave of the church is still today separated from the inferior part by a wooden coffered ceiling. It has been turned into a gym by the municipal kindergarten, and the wooden beams break up the harmony of the construction, though they allow visitors to view the most notable sections of the frescoes from up close. It is uncertain who the author of the paintings is, hypothesis have been made concerning artists influenced by Mantegna, painters from Verona such as Domenico Morone, born in 1442, the son of Francesco Morone. The ceiling is divided in three sections, each with four rib vaults inside which some illustrious protagonist of the history of the church are represented. In the first one, starting from the oculus, we can see four Hermits; Cyril of Alexandria, Walter of Pontoise, Saint Eusebius and the Blessed Carlo da Montegranelli. In the second one we find the Doctors of the Church: Saint Jerome, Saint Augustine, Saint Ambroise, Pope Saint Gregory I. In the third there are the Evangelists. The image we can see here is taken from the third section.


  • Title: Madonna della Vittoria - Upper Floor
  • Date Created: 1496

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