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THEATRICAL ALTAR | Old Portuguese Stuff


Porto Clérigos Altar
Nicola Nasoni is Porto’s most celebrated Architect, even though he was an Italian and a scenographer when he first arrived in town. His creations, sometimes not particularly keen on geometrical clarity and proportion, are exciting for their wild displays of ornament, especially outside where it would be less expected. At his magnum opus, the Church of Clérigos, the altar is a fully Baroque juxtaposition of columns, undulating walls, statues and stacking altar levels in different materials – designed as a permanent theatre set.

Happy Easter Sunday!

Igreja dos Clérigos, Porto.

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