vatican museums sala dell'immacolata

It located in the Borgia Tower, named after the Hall of frescoes on the walls realized by Francesco Podesti. The decoration work was commissioned from the artist in 1858 by Pope Pius IX who wanted to celebrate the establishment of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception proclaimed by him a few years earlier. It is one of the last works of sacred art performed on papal commission, by the end of the 800 will begin to prevail in fact a secular concept art. The room is painted in its entirety, Podesti took care alone even the marble floor and the ceiling. The most important frescoes are still found on the walls and represent: the "Discussion of Mary conceived without sin", the "Proclamation of Dogma", "Coronation of the Virgin by Pius IX", some sibyls and Bible stories.

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