This beautiful St. Aloysius Chapel in Mangalore (State: Karnataka) was built sometime in 1899-1900. The interior walls and roofs of the chapel are covered with the paintings of Bro Anthony Moscheni of Italy.
This Chapel was dedicated to the St. Aloysius Gonzaga. On the wall above the alter, the paintings depict the life of Aloysius. The center picture shows him serving the people suffering from plague in Rome.
On the rear walls there is a huge painting where Jesus is shown as the friend of children. This is considered as the masterpiece from the artist.
The paintings on the ceiling.
These paintings here belong to two categories.
Fresco, where the painting is made on fresh wet lime plaster walls. As the lime plaster dries up the colors are embedded. There are about 600 square meters of walls with fresco paintings.
Canvas, where oil painting is done on the pure linen of strong close weave. There are about 400 square metes of canvas paintings.