Sunday, May 12, 2013

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Saint Charles at the Four Fountains, Rome
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (Saint Charles at the Four Fountains)
Also called San Carlino, by Francesco Borromini, via del Quirinale
Rome, May 2012

“The ground plan of the church is just as fascinating. Basically oval, it is given life and movement by rounded extensions, while the main altar is topped by a half cupola whose dramatically foreshortened coffering makes it loom impressively large, an effect that is repeated on the two side chapels; and all is linked and kept orderly by a procession of giant columns.”
(Borromini's Rome, The New York Times)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

That's a treasure!