Sant'Andrea al Quirinale--page 3 (of three pages)

Gianlorenzo Bernini
1658-70



Looking across to side chapels

 

Chapel of St. Francis Xavier

 

Views of the dome

Bernini gives the illusion of additional height by diminishing the size of the gilt coffering as it moves toward the lantern. Putti and saints are grouped above the windows, which are joined by elaborate swags of fruit and flowers. The dove of the Holy Spirit is in the lantern.
 
 


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