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Chapels of the Cinquecento and Seicento in the Churches of Rome

Histoire de l'art - Publisher Officina Libraria - Ouvrage broché - 272 pages - Text in English - Published in 2020

Roman church interiors throughout the Early Modern age were endowed with rich historical and visual significance.

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Model 9788899765934
Artist Histoire de l'art
Author Chiara Franceschini, Steven Ostrow, Patrizia Tosini
Publisher Officina Libraria
Format Ouvrage broché
Number of pages 272
Language English
Dimensions 280 x 210
Technique(s) Illustrations : 120 colour, 10 b&w
Published 2020
Year created 1.3

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, in anticipation of and following the Council of Trent, and in response to the expansion of the Roman Curia, the chapel became a singular arena in which wealthy and powerful Roman families, as well as middle-class citizens, had the opportunity to demonstrate their status and role in Roman society.

In most cases the chapels were conceived not as isolated spaces, but as part of a more complex system, which involved the nave and the other chapels within the church, in a dialogue among the arts and the patrons of those other spaces.

This volume explores this historical and artistic phenomenon through a number of examples involving the patronage of prominent Roman families such as the Chigis, Spadas, Caetanis, Cybos and important artists and architects such as Federico Zuccari, Giacomo della Porta, Carlo Maderno, Alessandro Algardi, Pietro da Cortona, Carlo Maratta.

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