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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Santa Maria del Popolo (Rome, Lazio, Italy)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1513-1516 (creation); 17th century (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorRaphaelen_US
dc.creatorBernini, Gian Lorenzoen_US
dc.date1513-1516en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T16:36:36Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T16:36:36Z
dc.date.issued1513-1516en_US
dc.identifier207532en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 789en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/115400
dc.descriptionThe right (east) obelisk-tomb, side view; The banker Agostino Chigi's burial chapel in S Maria del Popolo, Rome, is the most complete example of an interior built to Raphael's design. In plan, elevation and structure it might have been designed by Bramante, and indeed it follows his scheme for the dome of St Peter's, but the treatment of the detail, most notably the Corinthian capitals and the frieze connecting them, is both original and erudite. The same applies to Raphael's use of many varieties of coloured and patterned marbles for the cladding of the walls (as well as the paving, where it would have been expected). Such cladding, which was unprecedented in the Renaissance, was directly inspired by Raphael's study of ancient Roman practice; indeed the materials were all recycled from Roman ruins. His interest in colour--a marked contrast with the taste of Perugino and Bramante, his previous models--is also well illustrated by the architecture in Raphael's later paintings, especially that of the tapestry cartoons. The use of coloured marbles in this way was to prove highly influential, not only in the later 16th century but even more so in the 17th century when continued interest in the Chigi Chapel was guaranteed by the respectful embellishments it received from Gianlorenzo Bernini. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/20/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediummarble; fresco; mosaicen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdecorative artsen_US
dc.subjectRenaissanceen_US
dc.subjectBaroqueen_US
dc.titleSanta Maria del Popolo, Chigi Chapelen_US
dc.title.alternativeCappella Chigien_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A2-I-R-SP-2-D3en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniquecarving (processes) construction (assembling) fresco painting (technique)en_US
vra.worktypesepulchral chapelen_US
vra.worktypemosaic (visual work)en_US
vra.worktypefresco (painting)en_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
dc.contributor.displayGian Lorenzo Bernini (Italian architect, 1598-1680); Raphael (Italian architect, 1483-1520)en_US


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