• "The Annunciation" by Felippo Valle 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
    • Apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • The ceiling fresco by Andrea Pozzo, 1642-1709 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      The trompe l'oeil ceiling takes the believer, wafted by angels, into heaven itself where Christ awaits St. Ignazio (in black) as well as all believers.
    • Close ups 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      At the corners of the fresco are representations of the four continents in which the Jesuits carried out their ministry. Here is Europa.
    • Close ups 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      America with the representation of a Native American in headdress.
    • The dome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The dome of San' Ignazio is quite convincing, especially in the dim light of the nave.
    • The dome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The dome of Andrea Pozzo is convincing, especially when standing on the small yellow disk set in the pavement in the middle of the nave. In actuality this dome is on a canvas 17 meters in diameter.
    • Dome from apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The dome or cupulo seen from the apse shows the distortion of the dome when seen from an alternate perspective.
    • The "dome" is a 30 foot diameter canvas. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      A triumph of trompe l'oeil painting, the flat canvas "dome" is in perfect perspective when viewed from the exact spot marked in marble on the nave floor.
    • Exterior of St. Ignazio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Designed by Carlo Maderno, executed by Orazio Grassi who is responsible for the façade. Begun in 1626.
    • Façade of Sant'Ignazio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      While maintaining an essentially classical exterior the interior will demonstrate the triumph of the baroque when the Roman church used it's artistic exuberance as a means of evangelism.
    • Fresco in the half dome of the Apse 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • Intended cupulo and dome of San' Ignazio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The cupulo and dome as intended by Carlo Maderno was never carried out for lack of funds with the resulting trompe d'oeil canvas "dome/cupulo" by Andrea Pozzo.
    • San' Ignazio nave 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
    • A side altar in Sant'Ignazio 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1975)
      The serpentine columns and bas relief sculpture which comes forward out of the frame is a wonderful example of the baroque.
    • The vault of nave 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Another trompe d'oeil masterpiece of Andrea Pozzo is the vault fresco representing the missionary activity of the Jesuits titled "the Triumph of Saint Ignatius." The scene represents the ultimate success of the baroque in ...