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Statue of Il Malladrone or The Bad Thief in San Francesco d’Assisi Church, Gallipoli, Puglia, Italy

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Photo ➝ Statue of Il Malladrone or The Bad Thief in San Francesco d’Assisi Church, Gallipoli, Puglia, Italy

Statue of “il Malladrone” or “the bad thief” by Italian sculptor Vespasiano Genuino (born September 25, 1552, Gallipoli Italy - died May 1637, Gallipoli, Italy) in Church of San Francesco d’Assisi (Italian: Chiesa di San Francesco D'Assisi).

The wooden sculpture called “Il Malladrone” or “the bad thief” crucified next to Jesus Christ depicts a bad thief who did not repent his misdeeds in front of Jesus Christ. “Il Malladrone” sculpture was admired by the famous Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio (born March 12, 1863, Pescara, Italy - died March 1, 1938, Gardone Riviera, Italy), who arrived in the Port of Gallipoli on 28 July 1895 and went to the Church of San Francesco D'Assisi in Gallipoli and described “Il Malladrone” as a masterpiece with the oxymoron of “orrida bellezza” or “horrible beauty”. The Malladrone sculpture has become famous all over the world and is one of Gallipoli’s wonders.

Gallipoli, Lecce Province, Puglia Region, Italy.


Location/Subject: Documentary Travel Photographs of Puglia Italy
City/Town: Gallipoli
State/Province: Lecce (Puglia)
Country: Italy
Sublocation: Mediterranean Basin
World Region: Europe
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