Saint Peter's Basilica (Rome (Vatican City), Santa Sede (Holy See), Italy) : The cupola, from Piazza San Pietro

Creator:
Bramante, Donato, 1444-1514
Ligorio, Pirro, ca. 1500-1583
Maderno, Carlo, ca. 1556-1629
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564
Published/Created:
Piazza San Pietro, Rome, Vatican City, Santa Sede, Holy See, Italy
ca. 1506-1616
Date Depicted:
10/1/1994
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
marble
Notes:
Bramante was hired by Julius II to begin a radical reconstruction, to replace Old Saint Peter's, and intensive planning by Bramante, Giuliano da Sangallo and Fra Giovanni Giocondo preceded the laying of the foundation stone on 18 April 1506. Since Bramante's first designs of 1506, half a dozen architects had worked under five successive popes, all bringing their own revisions with them. In the 18 remaining years of his life Michelangelo succeeded in 'uniting into a whole the great body of that machine' (Vasari), ensuring that the crossing and dome would follow his overall design, even though the façade and nave remained unresolved. His new design, as presented in the engravings (1569) by Etienne Dupérac, took the form of a centralized building over a Greek cross. The façade was built between 1607 and 1625, and the nave was finally consecrated in 1626; the confessio was built to Maderno's design in 1615-1616. Restoration of the façade (1996-1999) has restated the discreet colour which Maderno used to enhance the effect of his architecture.
Variant Titles:
St. Peter's Basilica
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-R-SPI-C3
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; rulers and leaders; Julius II, Pope, 1443-1513; Peter, the Apostle, Saint construction buildings; basilicas; buildings; religious buildings; churches; cathedrals dome
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
10/1/1994
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:
10096054
PID:
digcoll:1825935