Vol. 8 No. 1 (2022)
Articles

Parole e forme della devozione: Cristina di Francia, duchessa di Savoia, e il “regio sacello” di San Salvario a Torino

Maria Beltramini
Università degli Studi di Torino
Published November 26, 2022
Keywords
  • Architectural History,
  • 17th-century,
  • Cristina di Francia,
  • San Salvario,
  • Devozione,
  • regio sacello
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How to Cite
Beltramini, M. (2022). Parole e forme della devozione: Cristina di Francia, duchessa di Savoia, e il “regio sacello” di San Salvario a Torino. Opus Incertum, 8(1), 108-117. https://doi.org/10.36253/opus-14078

Abstract

The essay discusses the early history of the San Salvario chapel in Turin, commissioned by Christine of France – Duchess of Savoy and widow of Victor Amadeus I – as a votive offering for obtaining the right to govern the State until the full age of her heir.

Guided by the inscription on the façade, the essay reconstructs the primitive design of the church (later heavily transformed), clarifies its reasons, meanings and functions, questions the critical interpretations to date and proposes a new stylistic assessment.

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