Cimabue’s Crucifix kept in the Basilica of San Domenico

Crocifisso di Cimabue - Cimabue's Crucifix

The Basilica of San Domenico in Arezzo, founded in 1275, is a magnificent example of Italian Gothic architecture. With its austere brick facade and majestic bell tower, the basilica features an interior with wide naves and beautiful stained glass windows that create a contemplative atmosphere. It houses Cimabue’s famous Crucifix, a cross painted in tempera and gold on wood, made between 1268 and 1271. Cimabue, a pioneer of medieval art, introduced greater expressionism and naturalism, breaking with Byzantine conventions. The Crucifix, with its arched, suffering Christ, represents a stylistic breakthrough. Restored in 1917 and 2005, the work reflects influences of artists such as Giunta Pisano. The Crucifix is rich in theological symbolism, and today it can be admired by visitors to the Basilica of San Domenico, which offers an unforgettable artistic and spiritual experience.

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