Santi Filippo e Giacomo, Naples
|Church of Santi Filippo e Giacomo|
|Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo|
|Location||Via San Biagio dei Librai |
Province of Naples, Campania
|Diocese||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Naples|
In 1593, the church was commissioned by local merchants and tradesman in the zone. The church we see today is the product of a 1758 reconstruction by Gennaro Papa. The concave/convex facade recalls the style of Borromini; and the top level niches hold statues of Religion and Faith by Giuseppe Picano, while the lower level has statues of St Phillip and St James by Giuseppe Sanmartino. The pavement was designed by Giuseppe Massa, and the holy water fonts by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. The frescoes in the choir, nave and walls were completed by Jacopo Cestaro. He also painted the Evangelists on the cupola and St Phillip and Jacob in the presbytery.
- Vincenzo Regina, Le chiese di Napoli. Viaggio indimenticabile attraverso la storia artistica, architettonica, letteraria, civile e spirituale della Napoli sacra, Newton and Compton editor, Naples 2004.
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