HISTORY OF BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE
S. MARIA DELLA PACE (Facade)
: S. Maria della Pace (Facade), Roma, Italy; 1656-57; by Pietro da Cortona
- Facade. designed by Pietro da Cortona(1596-1669).
- The semicirclic portico with Toscan columns and Ionic entablature, modified pediment and bulgy facade influenced many architects in Baroque age such as Bernini.
- Pietro da Cortona, his real name was Pietro Berrettini, was a representativ High Baroque painter in Roma. He was also fresco painter, interior designer and alter painter in 17c.
His interest was how combine paintings, sculptures and architectures.
- This is a good sample to show how Roman Baroque architectureis characterized by a continuous interaction between the two levels.
One level prepares for urban symbol and the other level prepares for the real function for the people.
- The cloister of S. Maria della Pace is a High Renaissance architecture designed by Donato Bramante(1444-1514).
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
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