Show simple item record

dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rome, Lazio, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1642-1660 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBorromini, Francescoen_US
dc.creatorAlexander VII, Popeen_US
dc.date1642-1660en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-26T19:45:36Z
dc.date.available2013-04-26T19:45:36Z
dc.date.issued1642-1660en_US
dc.identifier211547en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 31en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/119037
dc.descriptionFront elevation, detail of monti with star, depicting the coat of arms of Alexander VII Chigi; Sant'Ivo is the Church of the University of Rome. The emblematic meanings associated with the shapes found at Sant'Ivo have been the subject of much dispute. St Yves, patron saint of lawyers, seems to occupy a secondary position. Symbolism relating to wisdom, to the Temple of Solomon as the house of wisdom and to the traditional name of the university has a more important role. Borromini chose an original configuration for the ground-plan: a triangle with the apexes cut away in a concave curve, while the centers of the sides bulge out to form large semicircles. This plan soars upwards to the lantern with enormous momentum. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/6/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; stuccoen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectallegoricalen_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectBaroqueen_US
dc.titleSant'Ivo alla Sapienzaen_US
dc.title.alternativeSant' Ivo alla Sapienzaen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BF-SI-A7en_US
vra.culturalContextItalianen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypechurchen_US
dc.contributor.displayAlexander VII, Pope (Italian patron, 1599-1667); Francesco Borromini (Italian architect, 1599-1667)en_US


Files in this item

408.8Kb
JPEG image
1.637Mb
JPEG image
20.57Kb
JPEG image

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record