Keywords:Bernini, Borromini, Quirinale, Rome, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, baroque, cupola, dome
Dimensions1000 x 661
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Date modified26-Feb-12 22:12
Dome of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. A true gem of Baroque architecture, San Carlo (completed in 1667) on the Quirinale is one of Francesco Borromini's finest creations. His mastery of shapes and light in a relatively small space is totally amazing. In a ravishingly virtuosic hierarchical construction the oval dome, lit by masked windows, is crowned by a lantern which, with its symbol of the Holy Trinity, shines brightest of all.