Dramatic two-story facade
|The plan is an elongated Greek cross with shallow transepts and a dome over the crossing. The convex front has a curved central bay with blind windows in the side curves. The side bays (and portals) resume the rectilinearity that characterizes the church as a whole.|
Baroque details: carved dogs finial, interlocking foliate volutes, inventive anthropomorphic capital
Left and center: side portal bay; right curved bay between the main portal and a side portal bay
Portal detailsNote the carved grotesque man entwined in foliage on the side molding (center).
Works Consulted or Quoted:
The Baroque Art in Val di Noto [official guidebook] Palermo, n.d.
Grady, Ellen. Sicily [Blue Guide]. New York: Norton, 2006.
Tobriner, Stephen. The Genesis of Noto. London: Zwemmer, 1982.
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