PA 3 The Architects from their Works

As you can see in the previous task the architect that I´m going to talk about is Francesco Borromini, and the work that I´m going to be commenting is Saint Carlino at the Four Fountains.

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, 1638, Rome

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The first thing that caught my eye in this church was the size. As you can clearly see it´s a really small space to work with, but somehow Borromini managed to fit all of these curved shapes.

To make the façade look bigger Borromini decided to make a second floor giving it a sense of unification with the colums that go from bottom to top.

As a curious fact the church is normally called “San Carlino” because of how small it is.

The second thing that shocked me when I heard about it is the material that is made of.

The order that hired Borromini was actually really poor and didn´t have the same budget that all of the other churches that were being made at the time .

Lastly, I think it´s worth mentioning the amazing work of shapes that borromini actually achieved in this building.

He became a pioneer in the field of architeture by making a façade with all of those curves and shapes that give the feeling of movement.

In my personal opinion this is one of the most beautiful and amazing works of architecture that have ever been made taken in count all of the conditions that it was buil under. To this day is considered one of the treasures of the barroque.

Bibiography:

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iglesia_de_San_Carlo_alle_Quattro_Fontane

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/07/26/eps/1532629704_500018.html

https://study.com/academy/lesson/francesco-borromini-architecture-works.html