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Exploring the 12 Prophets of Aleijadinho: a 3D visit

The scenic conception of Aleijadinho expresses itself by the construction of the churchyardusually closed courtyard in front or around the churches (Prophets of Congonhas and St. Francis of Ouro Preto). architecture of Congonhas church, with sinuous lines on the walls, the semicircular staircase and the interspersed rather than queued figures, enabling a symbolic dialogue between the masses by means of gestures. To be seen first at a distance, they are compact and with well-defined settings, therefore, they are inseparable from the natural and constructive landscape. If the walls of the churchyard were straight, they would contradict the moving parts of the natural scene made by clouds, wind and weather. The churchyard was built by Tomás de Maia Brito (1777-1790) and the rectilinear frontispiece of the temple gained curved lines with the intervention of Francisco de Lima Cerqueira. When approaching the traits of union between them, the iconography is expanded – scripture texts, clothing, including berets and turbans – for the placement of the feet, which have in common the type of boots and damask-patterned fabrics, Baroque care that leads to different facial expressions.

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Exploring the 12 Prophets of Aleijadinho: a 3D visit

Exploring the 12 Prophets of Aleijadinho: a 3D visit

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Exploring the 12 Prophets of Aleijadinho: a 3D visit

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Aleijadinho e a Escultura. Rio de Janeiro : Record, 1971.

 

 


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