Il Gesù (Rome, Italy) : Close-up of the left scroll
Porta, Giacomo della, 1532/1533-1602 or 1604 Vignola, Jacopo da, 1507-1573
Rome, Lazio, Italy 1571-1584
12/1/1997 1500 AD - 1699 AD
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.
Chiesa del Sacro Nome di Gesù
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