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    The artist I chose to do my paper on is Giovanni Paolo Panini and the name of the work is Interior of St. Peter’s, Rome by Gionanni Paolo Panini. This work is about the interior of the church called St. Peter’s Basilica and it was created in 1731 in Rome, Italy, Europe. This piece of work is a view painting of the interior of St’ Peter’s Basilica and since it is a church it is a religious and symbolic example of the piousness of the people of these times. Giovanni Paolo Pannini was born in 1691 in Piacenza, Italy, eventually Pannini moved to Rome, Italy where he lived the rest of his life until his death in 1765. In Pannini’s younger years he was aiming to have a career in the church and in this process he had learned about art and architecture and had a good understanding of it by the time he had gotten to Rome in 1711 where he continued his artistic training under Benedetto Luti. While in Rome he became influenced by the works of Giovanni Ghisolfi, Jan Frans van Bloemen, and Andrea Locatelli. While making a name for himself Pannini was nominated to the Accademia di San Luca, which was a school in Rome that was meant to take a good artist to the next level, in 1719 where he was a teacher. Another feat that was done…

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    St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most famous building in the world, never ceases to amaze people all around the world. Considered as one of the most beautiful buildings worldwide, it definitely has features that support this belief. These features include the amazing size of the basilica, the columns and arches, the extravagant details in the interior and exterior, and an enormous stunning dome. All of these architectural designs that are perceived as beautiful, have been influenced by some…

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    "hospitals, convents, poor students, discharged soldiers, pilgrims, exiles, crippled and the sick" (O'Malley 180). During his eight years as Pope he was known for so much more then his lavash living as he reorganized the Roman University, promoted the study of literature and restoration of important structures. Pope Leo X also had a hand in the reconstruction of St. Peter's…

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    The Pieta and St. Peter’s Piazza Michelangelo’s, Pieta, and Bernini’s, St. Peter’s Piazza, are all commonly associated with the charm and mystique of Rome. One is a sculpture while the other is an architectural building, making them unique in their own way. Not only are they unique, but they also have several similar aspects. The Pieta and St. Peter’s Piazza are both admiral art pieces. Due to amazing art forms like these, millions of people are drawn to Rome yearly. It is truly like an outdoor…

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    The evolution of St Peter’s architecture within the High Renaissance and Baroque periods, were a direct response to the church reformations of the respective times. As the architectural forms evolved, the user’s experience has also changed. During the High Renaissance period, regular forms with straight and circular lines were used to achieve harmony and calmness with the buildings. It was a response to the Renaissance Humanism movement. The idealistic style of this period was reflected in…

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    The facade is nearly square in proportion with an entablature, on which the frieze is evenly divided into smaller squares with pilasters. The cross shape of the pilasters serve not only to amplify the symmetry of the structure but also represents the cross itself, a meaningful connection to the church to which the chapel is attached, the Basilica of the Holy Cross. The Pazzi Chapel’s Christian iconographic application of Roman design themes originally associated with pagan worship shows how…

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    For centuries, the papacy and the pope have been around and are a significant aspect of the Italian culture and history. According to Catholic tradition, Jesus founded the papacy in the first century, when he chose St. Peter, the leader of the apostles, to be his earthly representative. "Thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church," he states in chapter 16 of Matthew. "I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven." Those words, which now circle the dome of St. Peter's…

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    Saint Peter’s Basilica was initially designed by Donatoe Bramante in full masonry. An Italian architect, Bramante already had immense credit for building the Tempietto, in 1506. The Tempietto was a precursor to Saint Peter’s but is regarded as an usher of early High Renaissance. Both the Tempietto and Saint Peter’s Basilica use a central plan. Bramante did not want the Basilica to have a dome and wanted it to keep it just like his Tempietto. But, Bramante died before it was completed.…

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    Chapter 12 Assignment #5 12.6, 12.7 (Ryan Cho, Period Three APEC) Terms: John Wycliff, John Hus, Nepotism, Leo X, St. Peter’s Basilica. 1. John Wycliff was an English philosopher, reformer, and professor at Oxford University. He was born in 1331 and died in 1384. One of the reasons why Wycliffe became a big name in European countries because he opposed the clergy, which was central to a powerful role in England. He then went on and then attacked the luxury and pomp of local parishes and their…

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    • Architectural Design St. Peter’s in Rome was rebuilt in the 16th century, and it replaced a very old basilican structure. St. Peters was built under the supervision of two different Popes, Nicholas V and Julius II. Very little was accomplished under Nicholas’s reign, but the work was completed under Julius’ reign. The work began on Aril, 18, 1506 and the work continued through a succession of architects: Bramante, Raphael, Peruzzi, and Sangallo which all made huge changes to the design. Then…

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