Francesco Borromini – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Francesco Borromini (1599-1667), anonymous youth portrait. Wikimedia Commons.

A keen student of the architecture of Michelangelo and the ruins of Antiquity, Borromini developed an inventive and distinctive, if somewhat idiosyncratic, architecture employing manipulations of Classical architectural forms, geometrical rationales in his plans and symbolic meanings in his buildings. He seems to have had a sound understanding of structures, which perhaps Bernini and Cortona, who were principally trained in other areas of the visual arts, lacked. His soft lead drawings are particularly distinctive. He appears to have been a self-taught scholar, amassing a large library by the end of his life.

via Francesco Borromini – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

 

2 comments

  1. Wow ….. some people have incredible skills. Makes me feel like no one when I see what some people are capable of. Well at least I have a lesson in humility haha :))))

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