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Francesco Borromini

 (1599 - 1667)
Francesco Borromini was active/lived in Italy.  Francesco Borromini is known for painting.

Biography   Francesco Borromini


Francesco Borromini, whose real surname was Castelli, was, with Bernini, the leading figure of Baroque architecture in Italy.  A keen student of classical buildings and the ruins of Antiquity, Borromini developed an inventive and distinctive, if somewhat idiosyncratic architectural style.  He employed a number of different materials, especially bricks, whilst creating new and inventive architectural forms, which make his architecture very recognizable. 

He seems to have had a sound understanding of structures, perhaps more so than Bernini, who was principally trained in other areas of the visual arts.  Unlike Bernini, who easily won important patrons and commissions, Borromini was both melancholic and quick in te   ...  Displaying 750 of 865 characters.

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DESIGN FOR THE DECORATION OF THE EAST FAÇADE OF THE PALAZZO DELLA SAPIENZA, ROME
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