Oratorio di San Lorenzo, Palermo
The martyrdom of St. Lawrence (San Lorenzo). Note the interesting figures to the right: A man pointing, trying to make the child see what is happening.
The interior of Oratorio di San Lorenzo in Palermo was designed by Giacomo Amato and decorated (1699-1707) with stuccoes by Giacomo Serpotta illustrating the lives of St Lawrence and St Francis.
Curious boy watching the mini theatre.
Another curious putto watching what is happening.
The martyrdom of Saint Lawrence to the right.
Misericordia and Charitas.
The Serpotta Oratories in Palermo
Oratorio of Santa Cita (1668–1718)
Oratorio of San Lorenzo (1690/98–1706)
Oratorio di San Domenico (1710–17)
Oratorio di San Mercurio
Jean Paul Barreaud:
Saint Lawrence (AD 225–258)
Saint Lawrence (AD 225–258) was one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome under Pope Sixtus II who were martyred in the persecution of the Christians, ordered by the Roman Emperor Valerian in 258.
Where to Find the Most Important Serpotta Oratorios in Palermo
Lorenzo in other languages
Laurent (de Rome) (French)
Laurentius (Latin, German, Danish)
Laurentius (av Roma) or Lavrans (Norwegian)
See: Donald Garstang: Giacomo Serpotta and the Stuccatori of Palermo 1560–1790.