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A nativity from Naples presepe sculpture of the eighteenth century

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Published by Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX .
Written in English


  • Crèches (Nativity scenes) -- Italy -- Naples -- Exhibitions,
  • Wood sculpture, Italian -- Italy -- Naples -- 18th century -- Exhibitions,
  • Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Naples -- Modern period, 1500- -- Exhibitions

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPresepe sculpture of the eighteenth century.
Statementedited by C.D. Dickerson III and Sabina de Cavi ; with contributions by Gian Giotto Bor[r]elli ... [et al.].
ContributionsDickerson, C. D., De Cavi, Sabina., Borrelli, Gian Giotto., Kimbell Art Museum., Italy. Soprintendenza speciale per il polo museale napoletano., Italy. Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali.
LC ClassificationsN8065 .N39 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 115 p. :
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23575031M
ISBN 100912804491
ISBN 109780912804491
LC Control Number2008940097

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  In quite narrow street called the Via San Gregorio Armeno, in so called Naples's historic city, have installed the nativity scene makers. Here, along this rather short alley we've seen a lot of shops with the nativity figurines, the Christmas cribs and other various handicrafts.5/5(9K). Naples has a rich nativity tradition rooted in artistic excellence. The nativity -- elaborately constructed miniatures that depict the birth of Jesus -- has been an integral part of the city's Author: Rosamaria Mancini. A typical Nativity scene in Italy. Christmas in Naples, Italy is truly special particularly since Naples is most famous for its Nativity scenes or presepi. Presepe means crib or crèche and the one place in Naples that is a must-see especially at Christmastime is the famous pedestrian street, via San Gregorio Armeno. I love the illustrations in this story - which is why the book is “banned.” The illustrations are that of “today’s day and age” while keeping accurate biblical structure. My God is humorous (just look at the platypus!), and would enjoy the cute illustrations depicting the nativity story/5().

  Via San Gregorio Armeno is one of the most amazing attractions in the pedestrian road in the historic city of Naples, you can admire numerous shops with creative nativity scenes and figurines in all variations. Besides the Jesus- and Madonna figurines you will also find detailed copies of pizzerias, fruit markets, all household objects, gastronomic delights, exotic animals, .   Via San Gregorio Armeno: Nativity scenes - See 8, traveler reviews, 5, candid photos, and great deals for Naples, Italy, at Tripadvisor.5/5(9K). Naples Live Nativity, Naples, Florida. likes. Naples Live Nativity in Naples Florida December Christmas ThemeFollowers:   A Presepio presents the Nativity scene within the setting of daily life in 18th-century Naples, a bustling port city. This artistic tradition has been called "the translation of the Bible into Neapolitan dialect.” The figures are clothed in period costumes typical of the aristocracy, peasants and visiting foreigners.

Naples is undoubtedly the most devoted city to the history and cult of cribs: indeed a document already reported about a church of Santa Maria ad praesepe (now lost) and again in a ‘chapel of the nativity scene at Di Alagni residence’ was mentioned as existing in the nearby Amalfi. “In better times, we're celebrate Christmas Eve by attending the nativity play at the Catholic church down the road, watching Joseph and Mary and Baby Jesus try to escape from Herod's soldiers and their wooden swords and AKs (it wasn't the most accurate version, but it was funny.)”. Setting up a nativity scene—Presepe in Italian —is a strong tradition in Naples, started as early as the 11th century. Still today, the Presepe is a Must for every true Neapolitan, and the unmissable place to buy your Presepe is the San Gregorio Armeno market. Discover Via dei Presepi in Naples, Italy: Every day is like Christmas on this street where the traditional Neapolitan nativity scene comes to life.