Museum installation of Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily: close-up of the thirteenth century frescoes inserted into walls
|Architect/Designer||Scarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)|
|Credit||ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Art objects ; Conversion of buildings ; Frescoes ; Museums ; Monasteries & convents ; Restoration|
NOTES: Palazzo Abatellis was built in Catalonian Gothic style between 1490 and 1526 by Matteo Carnelivari. It was a Dominican priory from 1523 until 1943 when the arcade, the portico, the south-west wing, and the western tower were destroyed by a bomb. Carlo Scarpa recuperated the structure to house the Sicilian Regional Gallery in 1953-1954.
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