Gian Lorenzo Bernini

St. Peter's Square     Vatican City


Schizophrenic Folds   2307
double theater   c1102

regarding the Wallraf-Richartz Museum   3138q

2007.05.17 10:13
"I see sham pane, but no glasses."
It is true that the colosseum will fit (almost) exactly within St. Peter's Piazza--620 ft across within 650 ft across--and then the colonnades by Bernini would wrap around the colosseum. The ovals themselves are not the same, see Kitao, Circle and Oval in St. Peter's Square.
Is this interesting? Sure it is. Do we know Bernini's reason for doing this? or Was there a reason for Bernini doing this? You tell me.

2009.03.17 17:02
pragmatists turning political?
Anyway, been meaning to interject a little exposition of the "politics of the plan".




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