’Frescoes in Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs in La tour sur Tinée.’
In the Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs at La Tour the Passion of Christ is depicted in twenty colourful panels. Here we see the Last Supper (panel no 3), the Garden of Gethsemane (no 4), soldiers entering the Garden of Gethsemane (no 5), the crucifixion (no 13), the deposition (no 14) and entombment of Jesus (no 15).
The frescoes were executed in 1492 on the chapel's left wall by Currand Bravesi and Guirard Nadal, two of the so-called 'peintres primitifs niçois' (primitive painters of Nice).
La Tour sur Tinée is a village in the French Alps, 30 km north of Nice. Photo Mick Palarczyk.