Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Ascoli Piceno

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
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A study in art and architectural history for Italian churches.
May 2016
I did not enter the church at first. For some reason when I arrived I found that the door was not open. So I looked at the structure from the outside. Narrow crowded streets made getting to this square an interesting walk through an old city. Giuseppe Mazzini Corso runs near the church and there was an art gallery near by. I had come here by train from Ancona many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review. Friends from my home town had educated me about this city. Maybe italian romanesque is the style. My large source book about romanesque church architecture did not have anything for me to see or anything to say about this church. Numerous examples from Ravenna were discussed. I read about its interior art work later and I learned about many local and regional artists who contributed to its design. Names like Vincenzo Pagani, Giuseppe and Lasarro Giosafatti and Master artists like Ferrone and Comiso plus the work of Francesguccio Ghisi da Fabriano will stop you in your tracks as they did mine because I did not know them. We are talking about stucco and painting and marble work. That was a fascinating discovery for me. I quickly accepted the challenge to take many notes. I had completed three years of university level study of Italian and I had done individualized study on my own by reading many things in the language and I was willing to read about these matters in Italian. That is what I found later on the city website telling me about the church. Wonderful! I am still reading it. I suggest that you go inside after and do what I did - that is wait until the church door is open for visitors. Be patient! The inside is worth your time if you like artistic design and art history. I do not recall if there was a price for admission. One hour is what you might need to see it. Again this is for adults. Do not enter the church munching on two ham sandwiches and drinking a milk shake. Be respectful. College level learning in art history is what is needed to fully appreciate and benefit from being there. This is serious business. Good skills in Italian are also helpful and maybe essential. Remember that this is not Venice or Florence with thousands of people arriving each day. This is a provincial town far away from tourist crowds. I became familiar with the many streets and parks. I learned to find my way around from the central palazzo to the edge of town by walking. I did discover a botanical garden. But the church was best.

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A study in art and architectural history for Italian churches.
May 2016 • Solo
I did not enter the church at first. For some reason when I arrived I found that the door was not open. So I looked at the structure from the outside. Narrow crowded streets made getting to this square an interesting walk through an old city. Giuseppe Mazzini Corso runs near the church and there was an art gallery near by. I had come here by train from Ancona many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review. Friends from my home town had educated me about this city. Maybe italian romanesque is the style. My large source book about romanesque church architecture did not have anything for me to see or anything to say about this church. Numerous examples from Ravenna were discussed. I read about its interior art work later and I learned about many local and regional artists who contributed to its design. Names like Vincenzo Pagani, Giuseppe and Lasarro Giosafatti and Master artists like Ferrone and Comiso plus the work of Francesguccio Ghisi da Fabriano will stop you in your tracks as they did mine because I did not know them. We are talking about stucco and painting and marble work. That was a fascinating discovery for me. I quickly accepted the challenge to take many notes. I had completed three years of university level study of Italian and I had done individualized study on my own by reading many things in the language and I was willing to read about these matters in Italian. That is what I found later on the city website telling me about the church. Wonderful! I am still reading it. I suggest that you go inside after and do what I did - that is wait until the church door is open for visitors. Be patient! The inside is worth your time if you like artistic design and art history. I do not recall if there was a price for admission. One hour is what you might need to see it. Again this is for adults. Do not enter the church munching on two ham sandwiches and drinking a milk shake. Be respectful. College level learning in art history is what is needed to fully appreciate and benefit from being there. This is serious business. Good skills in Italian are also helpful and maybe essential. Remember that this is not Venice or Florence with thousands of people arriving each day. This is a provincial town far away from tourist crowds. I became familiar with the many streets and parks. I learned to find my way around from the central palazzo to the edge of town by walking. I did discover a botanical garden. But the church was best.
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