Il Gesù (Rome, Italy) : Close horizontal view, looking straight up the façade, depicting projections and layering

Creator:
Porta, Giacomo della, 1532/1533-1602 or 1604
Vignola, Jacopo da, 1507-1573
Published/Created:
Rome, Lazio, Italy
1571-1584
Date Depicted:
12/1/1997
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
brick
marble
Notes:
n July 1571 work began on the façade of Il Gesù, for which Cardinal Alessandro Farnese had favoured della Porta's design over those of Jacopo Vignola--who had largely designed the rest of the church--and Galeazzo Alessi. Della Porta also designed the high altar (1582) and the crossing (1584) of Il Gesù. Della Porta's design accentuated the verticality of the façade, thereby creating a strong central climax; this provided a precedent for successive Baroque façades. Il Gesù was the first permanent Roman church of the Jesuit Order.
Variant Titles:
Chiesa del Sacro Nome di Gesù
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A1-DP-IG-A4
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; Farnese, Alessandro, 1520-1589; Jesuits buildings; religious buildings; churches pilaster: giant
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
Number of Scans:
job 4152-c
OID:
10088285
PID:
digcoll:1802291