• Apse, Sant Ivo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The apse of Borromini's masterpiece.
    • Chapel of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Once again Borromini works his architectural, visual, magic within a relatively constricted space. See Paolo Portoghesi for his definitive work on Borromini.
    • Conjunction of Sant Ivo's nave and dome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Borromini uses geometry and simple symbols of angels, stars, light, and of course papal seals to overwhelm the participant, rather than the figural excesses of Bernini.
    • Escarlo alla quattro fontane 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Boromini's baroque masterpieces involved a more subtle geometry than that of Bernini, as exemplified in San Carlino on it's highly restricted site. The façade is a subtle mixture of the concave and the convex, giving the ...
    • Fontana del Quattro Fiumi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Perhaps the most famous fountain group in Rome, it was designed by Bernini. A common tale told by guides is that the statue with upraised hand is shielding his eyes from the façade of the church, done by Bernini's rival ...
    • Full view of the ceiling 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Without a dome and cupulo Borromini uses the intersection of the arches to frame the Gloria with the descending symbol of the Holy Spirit.
    • Nave of the chapel of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The height of the ceiling of this narrow chapel contributes to the illusion of space, which is augmented by Borromini's ceiling.
    • The Oratorio dei Filippini 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Façade by Borromini in 1637-52. It is this building which gave its name to all subsequent oratorios.
    • Oratorio dei Filippini and La Chiesa de Nuova 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Chisea de Nuova with the oratorio on the left. Saint Phillipo Neri, held musical events, with scriptural words and events set to music. These were performed in the building next to La Chisa Nuova, in what became known ...
    • Propaganda Fidei 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      On the long side of the Propaganda, with it's main entrance on a very narrow street, Borromini was charged with constructing a grand entrance worthy of the Propaganda.