Santa Maria dell'Assunzione

Bernini
1662-4





Note: This photograph was generously contributed by Sara James, Department of Art and Art History at Mary Baldwin College. She owns the copyright and should be contacted directly if you are interested in the use of her photograph: Sara James

Any errors in the text, however, are mine alone.

This church is based on a central plan, like Sant'Andrea al Quirinale, but in this case a circle, not an oval. The Pantheon was probably the most immediate source since here there is a domed cylindrical area with an extended temple-like portico in the front. Curved palace sections embrace the church on each side.


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