Palazzo dei Conservatori (Rome, Italy) : Corner Ionic capital, frontal view

Creator:
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Porta, Giacomo della, 1532/1533-1602 or 1604
Published/Created:
Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Lazio, Italy
1563-1584 (alteration)
Date Depicted:
12/1/1997
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Notes:
The Palazzo dei Conservatori ("Palace of the Conservators"), originally called the Palazzo Caffarelli, was built in the Middle Ages for the local magistrate on top of a 6th century BCE temple dedicated to Jupiter "Maximus Capitolinus". It was the first use of a giant order that spanned two storeys, here with a range of Corinthian pilasters and subsidiary Ionic columns flanking the ground-floor loggia openings and the second-floor windows. Another giant order would serve later for the exterior of St Peter's Basilica. Its facade was updated by Michelangelo in the 1530s and again later numerous times. The year before Michelangelo's death, the fa├žade of the Palazzo dei Conservatori was started according to a new set of drawings produced under his supervision, and the building was completed (1568-1584) by Giacomo della Porta. The construction of a palazzo of the same design across the square, the Palazzo Nuovo, which established the symmetry of the composition, followed in 1603-1660.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Mannerist
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-MB-C-F4
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; Art museums construction buildings; dwellings; houses; town houses; palazzi capital: Ionic
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
12/1/1997
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10090136
PID:
digcoll:1801894