Daily Rome Shot 339 (bonus)

Photo by The Great Roman™

Today’s Fervorino.

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4 Comments

  1. gaudete says:

    What a gorgeous perspective, the statue of Pope Gregory XIII in Santa Maria in Aracoeli seen in quite an unusual way. Thank you both.

  2. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Gaudete,

    Indeed! And thanks, too, for your identification. Browsing the Italian Santa Maria in Aracoeli article has me wondering if that is the St. Jerome chapel – but who is that in the astonishing trompe-l’œil niche below?

  3. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    Thanks to the Great Roman and Gaudete.

    Venerator Sti Lot: My guess, from the sea shell, book and boy, is St. Augustine.

    Some examples of trompe l’oeil:

    https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/trompe-loeil

    Federigo da Montefeltro of Urbino (d. 1482 “transformed a crumbling medieval fortress into one of the finest palaces of Italy, the heart of which was his studiolo, or learned sanctum”).

    https://www.meisterdrucke.uk/fine-art-prints/Baccio-Pontelli/324828/Intarsia-panelling-depicting-a-cupboard-with-a-latticework-door,-in-the-study-of-Federigo-da-Montefeltro,-Duke-of-Urbino-(wood).html

    Bramante (d. 1514 “who worked for the great Duke of Montefeltro in his palace of marvels and then pushed on to Milan”). I think it was a Sforza who commissioned a new church but space was limited, so Bramante did this:

    http://equotidianamente.blogspot.com/2013/02/trompe-loeil-bramante.html?

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