The Ascension

The ceiling paintings in Witley Parish Church were painted by the Italian artist Antonio Bellucci.  The three principle paintings on the ceiling are; the lamentation,  the ascension and the nativity.

The main paintings are surrounded by ten small paintings of cherubs ; Crown of thorns, Chalice, Judas’ money bag, Christ’s raiment and dice, Ladder, Hammer and nails, Spear and vinegar sponge, Mailed glove, Veronica’s veil, whipping post and flails.

This photo shows ‘The Ascension’.

I found the church quite fascinating, I need to visit again because I know I have missed a lot!

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 2012

16 Responses to “Witley Parish Church – Paintings”

  1. jamsodonnell says:

    Now that’simpressive

  2. Claude says:

    I just keep thinking of the poor painter on his back (like Michelangelo). This is great art work! I like the exterior of the church also. Your photos are always so good.

    • CherryPie says:

      Great artist are so concentrating on producing the art they see in their heart I suspect they don’t feel any hardship whilst producing their work.

      Thank you for your kind words about my photos, I try to capture what I see when I am out and about. I am glad my captures work for you :-)

  3. Lisl says:

    A difficult subject to take, and you have caught it so beautifully, Cherie

  4. Claire says:

    This beauty in a parish church should be admired by many, thank you for sharing these paintings.

  5. Ellee says:

    That’s very impressive and incredibly ornate for a parish church.

  6. james higham says:

    That’s superlative, Cherie.

  7. Wow!
    Is Witley a big town? ;o)
    I’d love to visit it one day.

  8. It is quite beautiful!