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Italian Baroque  Architecture

Italian Baroque Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will introduce the art of the Baroque period in Italy.

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Notes on "Italian Baroque Architecture"

Key Terms


A central square in an Italian town or city


A permanent ornamental canopy that is either supported by columns or hanging over an altar

Image credits

Borromini, San Carlo alla Quattro Fontane, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:San_Carlo_alle_Quattro_Fontane.jpg, Villa Rotunda, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:La_Rotonda.jpg,  Bernini Baldacchino, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bernini_Baldachino.jpg, View from underneath baldacchino, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baldachin_of_Saint_Peters_Basilica_01.jpg, Constantine’s “Solomonic” columns, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StPetersSalomonicColumnsCrop.jpg, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PetersdomGrundriss.jpg, St. Peter’s Square, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Petersplatz_von_der_Kuppel_des_Petersdoms,_Blickrichtung_Ost_im_September_2005.jpg