Altare nella Sagrestia di S. Maria del Popolo

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Title

Altare nella Sagrestia di S. Maria del Popolo

Subject

Altar in the sacristy of Santa Maria del Popolo

Description

The interior of the church of Santa Maria del Popolo changed shape at the time of Bernini, who was an architect invited to direct its work. He among many beautiful things that (vi operò) knew not to deserve universal approval in substituting another work, conducted over his drawings, one that we imprinted in this table, or that for many years was a noble ornament of the high altar. The altar drawn by Bernini. One is a work worthy of being remembered amongst the wonders of the most luminous centuries of Italian art, the other suffers much from the principle of baroque that already began and hinting at wanting to occupy much of the field in the artistic realm.
Certainly the author of this stupendous work was Andrea Bernini, of which we will speak of in Table 74 (LXXIV), speaking of the monument that he raised in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, and who knows how many other exquisite works he was he author among the many artistic treasures left to us by our glorious fathers.
The Saints Peter, Paul, Augustine, and Jerome occupy the four niches of the pillars. In the middle is a large niche of a fresco painting depicting the Madonna with the Child in her arms. This painting was found in recent excavations on Mount Pincio in the year 1810 and is said to be the work of Giotto, but his voice was belied by analyses by intellectuals who believed that it was created by a hand entirely different from that of the famous Florentine.

Creator

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi

Publisher

Presso l'Editore Proprietario

Date

15th and 16th Century Sculpture

Contributor

Unknown Donor

Rights

Geneseo Foundation

Relation

Volumes 1, 2, 4, and 5

Format

20 x 16

Language

Italian

Type

Print

Identifier

Italian Monuments in Rome created during the 15th and 16th Century

Coverage

Prints were made circa 1835 to 1860

Files

LVII.jpg

Citation

Drawn by Francesco M. Tosi, “Altare nella Sagrestia di S. Maria del Popolo,” LLB Galleries, accessed September 22, 2021, https://artgalleries.milne-library.org/items/show/286.