Baroque Architecture

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Baroque Architecture
Works of famous architects and sculptors What is Baroque Architecture?
• A Style originating in late 16th Century Italy
• Consists of complex Architectural plan shapes, often based on the oval.
• Dynamic opposition and inter penetration of spaces were favored to highlighten the feeling of motion and sensuality.
• Other characteristic qualities include:– Grandeur
– Drama and Contrast
– Curvaceousness
– Twisting elements
– Gilded statuary

FRANCESCO BORROMINI


He was the son of a stonemason and began his career as a stonemason himself. He soon went toMilanto study and practice his craft. He moved toRomein 1619 and started working for
Carlo Maderno,



• Borromini's real name was Francesco Castelli.Once he had become established in Rome, he changed his name from Castelli to Borromini,



• He worked withGian Lorenzo Berninion the design of the famousbaldachininSt. Peter Basilica , the two later became bitter rivals. •

• Francesco Borrominiwas the master of curved-wall architecture. • He was influenced by the architecture of
Michelangelo and the ruins of Antiquity. His architecture employs manipulations of Classical architectural forms, geometrical rationales with symbolic meanings behind his buildings.



• Classical architectural forms, geometrical rationales in his plans and symbolic meanings in his buildings.

Famous works of Borromini
Architecture
• San Cario alle Quatttro Fontane
• Sant’lvo alla Saplenza, 1660

Collegio di
Propaganda
Fide

Sant'Agne se in
Agone
The
Sant'Ivo alla
Oratory
Sapienza and Palazzo dei Filippini
Palazzo

Sant'And rea delle
Fratte

Palazzo
Barberini
San Carlo alle
Quattro
Fontane

Falconieri
Palazzo
Spada

San
Giovanni in
Laterano

Architecture
San Cario alle Quatttro Fontane

• Borromini's first independent commission • •This tiny church, along with its courtyard, is one of the most important monuments of the baroque style in Rome.

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