Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, Bologna

4.6
Feast your eyes on Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita, Nicholas Ark's incredibly lifelike terracotta scene featuring reactions to Christ's death. Dating from the late 15th century, the figures show acute emotion and ferocious drama atypical of their time. You'll notice influences of the sculpture of Burgundy and the later Donatello. After a long stay in the National Gallery of Bologna, the sculptures have been returned to their original home in the church of Bologna, where you'll find them today. Add Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita and other attractions to your Bologna trip itinerary using our Bologna trip planning site .
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  • Pleasant atmosphere after walking through a gallery in need of renovation; hardly tourist hustle and bustle in October, unobtrusive shop, beautiful panoramas (Appenin and North)
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  • Very interesting visit... It makes a certain effect notice all the people along the street or in the clubs and enter the church almost deserted! People come in, come in. The visit is worth...
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  • Amazing if you visit Bologna go! I am not religious BTW
  • a small but historically very meaningful church. The Compianto sculpture is a must see in Bologna
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