This Gothic Revival church, built in 1879, contains an elaborate example of trompe-l'oeil fresco painting done in 1888. Joseph Dominick Phillip Oddenino, an Italian immigrant artist, painted to deceive the eye into believing that his plaster murals of Gothic arches, Renaissance-styled cornices, and embellished Corinthian columns were three dimensional. Oddenino decorated the ceilings at Mitchells Church and Hebron Lutheran Church in Madison with geometric designs.
Geographic Location: Culpeper County
Physical Description of Location: Cedar Mountain, VA 22729. Located on State Route 652, 0.2 miles east of the intersection of State Route 652 and State Route 615. Marker is on the left when traveling east on State Route 652.
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