Triumph of Christianity  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search
This page Triumph of Christianity is part of the Christianity series.Illustration: Triumph of Christianity (detail) by Tommaso Laureti (1530-1602.)
Enlarge
This page Triumph of Christianity is part of the Christianity series.
Illustration: Triumph of Christianity (detail) by Tommaso Laureti (1530-1602.)

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Triumph of Christianity[1] (also known as Triumph of the Cross and Triumph of Christianity Over Paganism) is a ceiling fresco decorating the vault of the Sala di Costantino ("Hall of Constanine"), one of the Raphael Rooms in the Apostolic Palace of Vatican City, painted by Tommaso Laureti (1530-1602).

The Sala di Costantino is the largest of the four Raphael Rooms.

Images like this celebrate the destruction of ancient pagan culture and the victory of Christianity. The painting depicts an ancient statue of the god Mercury lying broken on the ground.

See also




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Triumph of Christianity" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools