Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Belo Horizonte
(Pampulha)
Minas Gerais

Avenida Otacílio Negrão de Lima 3000
(Igreja de São Francisco de Assis)

São Francisco de Assis

Saint Francis of Assisi

born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone
(1181/82 - 1226)
Italian friar and preacher. He founded among others the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history
(Wikipedia)
Candido Portinari
1944

Belo Horizonte /  São Francisco de Assis   Belo Horizonte /  São Francisco de Assis

Description

Large azulejos tile tableau (7.5 x 21.2 meter) showing St. Francis of Assisi with various animals, as fish, birds and a dog. The tableau covers the complete back wall of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Belo Horizonte - São Francisco de Assis

Signature

C. PORTINARI
compoz e detalhov
execvtado no
Atelier OSIRARTE
de são pavlo
por p.c. rossi osir
m. zanini - e.l. germek
material e cozimento
de i.r.f. matarazzo
MCMXLIV

Belo Horizonte - São Francisco de Assis

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location S 19°51'30" W 43°58'44"

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