Inside of Temple of Cristo Rey - Pasto
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE AND DESIGN ART
On the facade of the temple, the Gothic Roman type, the twin towers demonstrate that crown with angels, one at each corner, and the center rises to 36 meters high, the dominant image of Christ the King surrounded by sculptures representing humanity. This imposing statuary corresponds to the ingenuity and artistic conception of the "Sculptor of the Winds", the teacher Marceliano Vallejo native of the municipality of El Contadero, Nariño. Likewise, the massive sculpture stands outside of San Ignacio de Loyola, made of marble by the sculptor Ecuadorian Eloy A. Campos.
Inside, on the wall of the facade shows two large oil paintings painted by the artist Isaac Santacruz Nariño .. In the central altar is venerated image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Around nineteen works are carved in wood of great artistic value, eleven of them worked for eight Ecuadorian artists and master Alfonso Zambrano pastuso Payan.
The latter were donated by the businessman Julio Jimenez to the Jesuit community. Alfonso Chaves pastuso Enriquez The master of aestheticism with gold foil, shaped his laborious art in this temple altars, as well as others in the city. In the sacristy of the sacred vestments embroidered in silver and gold, attributed to the generosity of Queen Juana la Loca, who is said to the edges with his own hand to be sent as two separate gifts to the cities of Pasto and Tunja.
Cristo Rey is one of the most important works of religious architecture. About the temple and its architecture says Dr. Guillermo Edmundo Chavez, "raises a lot of praise this temple that marks a new goal to excel in our expressions of art. His style is parted from the usual lines of the Romanesque, to devise an original deployment modern Romanesque structure of slender columns and arches very broad, permitting consideration of any part of the whole wonderful.
The windows in its two sections, are modern lines and simple but admirable complement the decor, with its stunning stained glass. Look outside the two towers battlements. In the vast grounds include a crucifix is pious tradition, two altars donated by families Immaculate Principals and beautiful "work of master Isaac Santacruz.
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Text by Steve Smith.