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1.- when was this church built?

A=this church was built between 1772 and 1778

2.- what is the difference between this church and other convent churches?
A=As opposed to other convent churches that invariably have two portals, la enseñanza
has only one, and its main axis runs transversally to the street. The atrium is very small and
the facade set inwards

3.- describe the columns of the portal.


A=The portal contains ornamental columns that in turn, are decorated with geometric
figures and zig-zagging grooves

4.- how are the bases of the columns adorned?


A=the enormous bases of the columns are also adorned with similar figures, volutes and
shells.

5.- which are other interesting features?


A=Other interesting features include the niches between the columns , the skylight
moldings (placed one behind another in an echo-like effect) and a small statue of the virgin
of el pilar.

6.- whom is la enseñanza church dedicated to?


A=the virgin of el pilar

7.- which are the body figures in the niches?


A=The niches on the first body bear figures of archangel Michael and juan de nepomuceno,
while those on the upper one contain statues of benito de nurcia and Ignatius of Loyola

8.- whom does the triangular crest allude to?


A=In a geometric form that of course alludes to the holy trinity, the crest is triangular and
shows god the father, god the son and a dove symbolizing the holy spirit.

9.- according to Maya Tellez which are the original details?


A=“three moldings shaped like falling drops of water”

10.- mention other uses of this church.


A=the convent was later used to house the palace of justice, the general notarial archive and
the offices of the ministry of education.

11.- which is the interior style?


A=the interior is really the climax of the colonial ultra-baroque style

12.- why is light important in the inner?


A=Light is by far the leading protagonist as it reverberates on the golden details of
sumptuous altarpieces, creating a unique work of art each time we admire it from a
different angle.
13.- mention what two closed-off windows scenes are showed.
A=showing scenes from the old testament, and an allegorical fresco of the virgin of el pilar
covers the vault.

14.- how many and which images can be seen on the central altarpiece?
A=we see three images of the holy sacrament, the virgin of el pilar, Ignatius of Loyola and
benito de nurcia.

15.- how are the sculptures made from?


A= made from glue-soaked cloth and appear to float in a disordered yet imaginative
fashion.

ANAHI VELEZ SIXTOS T510


1.- when was this church built?
this church was built between 1772 and 1778

2.- what is the difference between this church and other convent churches?
As opposed to other convent churches that invariably have two portals, la
enseñanza has only one, and its main axis runs transversally to the street.

3.- describe the columns of the portal.


The portal contains ornamental columns that in turn, are decorated with
geometric figures and zig-zagging grooves

4.- how are the bases of the columns adorned?


the enormous bases of the columns are also adorned with similar figures,
volutes and shells.

5.- which are other interesting features?


Other interesting features include the niches between the columns , the
skylight moldings (placed one behind another in an echo-like effect) and a
small statue of the virgin of el pilar.

6.- whom is la enseñanza church dedicated to?


A small statue of the virgin of el pilar

7.- which are the body figures in the niches?


The niches on the first body bear figures of archangel Michael and juan de
nepomuceno, while those on the upper one contain statues of benito de nurcia
and Ignatius of Loyola

8.- whom does the triangular crest allude to?


In a geometric form that of course alludes to the holy trinity, the crest is
triangular and shows god the father, god the son and a dove symbolizing the
holy spirit.

9.- according to Maya Tellez which are the original details?


three moldings shaped like falling drops of water
10.- mention other uses of this church.
the convent was later used to house the palace of justice, the general notarial
archive and the offices of the ministry of education.

11.- which is the interior style?


the interior is really the climax of the colonial ultra-baroque style

12.- why is light important in the inner?


Light is by far the leading protagonist as it reverberates on the golden details
of sumptuous altarpieces, creating a unique work of art each time we admire
it from a different angle.

13.- mention what two closed-off windows scenes are showed.


showing scenes from the old testament, and an allegorical fresco of the virgin
of el pilar covers the vault.

14.- how many and which images can be seen on the central altarpiece?
the holy sacrament, the virgin of el pilar, Ignatius of Loyola and benito de
nurcia.

15.- how are the sculptures made from?


are curiously made from glue-soaked cloth and appear to float in a disordered
yet imaginative fashion.