Sunday, April 28, 2013

Suspended in Void

These ligurian ex-votos which illustrate people miraculously survived the fall are created as a personal expression of thanks and a public testimony to faith and gratitude to the Virgin Mary, always present at the scene of the accident.

1. A bricklayer falls from the roof. September 3, 1898. Genoa-Sestri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora Virgo Potens. Oil on canvas, cm 55x33.

2. A bricklayer falls from the roof. September 3, 1898 (particular).

3. A worker falls from scaffolding while working on the construction of an electrical substation. May 3, 1913 (particular).

4. A worker falls from scaffolding while working on the construction of an electrical substation. May 3, 1913. Genoa-Voltri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora delle Grazie. Oil on canvas, cm 60x40.

5. Man falls from balcony. October 15, 1874. Ceranesi, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Guardia. Oil on canvas.

6. Man falls from balcony (another version). Genoa, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Monte. Oil on canvas, cm 50x40.

7. Man falls from balcony. March 24, 1929 (particular). Genoa-Sestri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Misericordia sul monte Gazzo.

8. Man falls from balcony. March 24, 1929. Genoa-Sestri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Misericordia sul monte Gazzo. Oil on glass, cm 43x34.

9. Child falls from a window. Nineteenth century. Megli, Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Oil on canvas, cm 30x35.

10. Worker falls from a window. September 27, 1928. Genoa, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Monte. Tempera on cardboard, cm 50x36.

11. A little girl falls from seventh floor, landing in a basket of vegetables. July 14, 1879. Genoa, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Monte. Oil on canvas, cm 39x34.

12. Man falls from tree. Eighteenth century. Megli, Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Oil on board, cm 25x22.

13. Man falls from a ladder. January 23, 1875. Genoa-Sestri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Misericordia sul monte Gazzo. Oil on board, cm 38x49 (particular).

14. Man falls from a ladder. January 23, 1875. Genoa-Sestri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Misericordia sul monte Gazzo. Oil on board, cm 38x49.

15. Two children falling from a tree. February 13, 1892. Genoa-Sestri, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora Virgo Potens. Oil on paper on canvas, cm 34x42.

16. A man falls into a mill. September 28, 1888. Millesimo, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora del Deserto. Oil on canvas, cm 41x29.

17. Two brothers falling into the water-wheel. August 25, 1885. Ceranesi, Sanctuary of Nostra Signora della Guardia. Oil on board, cm 40x30.

11 comments:

Janas said...

Scans source: Giovanni Meriana, Pittura Votiva in Liguria (Votive Painting in Liguria) - Banca Carige / Sagep Editrice, Genova. 1995.

Lutz Eitel said...

These are marvelous in all senses of the word. Thank you!

Janas said...

Welcome on Chaudron, Lutz Eitel, I thank you for leaving a comment.

Carlo Giordani said...

Interessanti davvero, brava Janas che recuperi queste immagini a tema.
Grazie :)

Janas said...

Bentornato Carlo, grazie per il commento.

. said...

Very Beautiful!

Janas said...

Thank you for the comment, dear Jose.

arneadolfsen said...

These are just extraordinary!

Janas said...

You are welcome Arne and thank you for leaving a comment.

Weng Pixin said...

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Janas said...

Welcome, Weng.
Thanks for your kind words.