Basilica of San Domenico
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Basilica of San Domenico is one of the major churches in Bologna, Italy. The remains of Saint Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), are buried inside the exquisite shrine Arca di San Domenico, made by Nicola Pisano and his workshop, Arnolfo di Cambio and with later additions by Niccolò dell'Arca and the young Michelangelo.
A small selection :
- The reliquary of Saint Louis IX, king of France, is of special interest as a most elaborate example in Gothic style of an unknown French goldsmith at the end of the 13th century. It was a gift to this church by king Philip IV of France, following the canonization of Louis IX in 1297.
- The remains of a terracotta Pietà (1495) by the architect, painter and sculptor Baccio da Montelupo (mentioned by Vasari in his Vite)
- A polychromed terracotta Bust of Saint Dominic by Niccolò dell'Arca (1474)
- The remains of a fresco of Madonna with Child and Saint Dominic by an unknown Bolognese artist (possibly Cristoforo da Bologna) (second half of 14th century)
- Madonna of the Velvet, tempera on wood by Lippo Dalmasio (ca. 1390)
- The Paschal Lamb, an oil painting on wood sometimes ascribed to Giorgio Vasari
- Madonna with Child, Saint Dominic and Vincenzo Ferreri (ca. 1773), one of the best works of by Ubaldo Gandolfi(1728–1781)
- Several valuable intarsias by fra Damiano da Bergamo, such as The Story of San Girolomo, and geometrical figures.
- Guido Reni, in the Rosary Chapel
- Elisabetta Sirani, also in the Rosary Chapel
- James Of Ulm
- Enzio of Sardinia