The Via Crucis that leads to the Church of the Madonna delle Calchere was inaugurated in 2015 and consists of fifteen stations, the last representative of the Resurrection. The path winds along the 936 meters of the road leading to the church and each station is composed of a cement hemisphere with inside a work of art.
At the beginning of the street there is the first station, with the “death sentence” carved in wood, the favorite material of Bortolo Zanaglio, the local artist who created it. Then the stone, wood and iron used by Lino Sanzeni, an artist from Rezzato. The third is a work by Marco Gasperi from Lumezzane, representing the first fall of Jesus under the weight of the cross. Then the help from Simon of Cirene with iron and fiberglass, by Pierluigi Cattaneo. The ceramics of Alejandra Acuna, Argentinian artist naturalized in Sarezzo, to represent the intervention of Veronica. The third fall, still in wood and metals, with a stainless steel Jesus in which the observer is able to reflect himself is made by William Vezzoli. The Christ who dies on the cross from Carlo Ricchini of Bione, inserted in the sphere as the Vitruvian man. The Jesus deposed from the cross in wood and iron (station XIII) is by Angelo Stuto, who together with President Bortolo Zanaglio, looks after the ArteA Association of Agnosine. The Jesus deposed in the tomb is by Alessandro Primerano, who portrays him inserted in the hemisphere as if he were in a maternal womb, ready to be reborn. In painted wood the three-dimensional Resurrection by William Fantini. The other artists who have lent their talents are Carla Montini, Stefano Scaroni and Silvana Conde.
The Via Crucis ends at the Church of the Madonna delle Calchere. The structure has no churchyard, has a gabled façade anticipated by a raised porch with two-pitched roof and is equipped with central openings of which a portal flanked by small windows. The interior has a single nave, simply plastered, with a barrel-vaulted roof, while the presbytery, raised and quadrangular, has a wooden side choir and a flat apse backdrop on which the high altar is set.

LOCATION

  • Agnosine (BS)