Friday, February 09, 2007

Unveiling of the Renaissance Frescos in Valencia Cathedral

Discovered when the high altar was being restored, the cathedral’s frescos are finally on display.
They were commissioned in 1472 by Rodrigo de Borja, a cardinal and member of the infamous Borgia family, who went on to become Pope Alexander VI.
These beautiful, vibrant frescos of twelve musician angels had been hidden behind the baroque ceiling of the high alter since the 17th century.
The work is attributed to Francesco Pagano and Paolo da San Leocadio, you can see them now at Valencia’s cathedral. For more information click the headline, though, be warned, the site is only in Castellano or Valenciano.

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