Passage to Le Marche
Journey through Baroque
Baroque has been subject to various interpretations. They have created new
original ways of conceiving it. Le Marche boast multiple and stunning
evidences of this phenomenon. Often in fact Baroque has been mingled with
local traditional styles.
an artistic development stretched from the XVI to the XVII century. A lot of
architects visited Le Marche since the beginning of 1600.
Local tycoons called famous architects such as Girolamo Rainaldi,
Giambattista Cavagna, Carlo Maderno e Giovanni Fontana. They planned
religious and city buildings.
taste for splendour and greatness has much changed some cities such as
Macerata, Fossombrone, Fabriano and Fano.
They can be considered standing evidences of the perfect osmosis between
inside and outside, between architecture and the surroundings.
Also villas, gardens and fountains have been influenced by the Baroque
style. Innovative and suggestive examples can be seen in Senigallia, Fano,
Pesaro and Potenza Picena.
baroque style was first introduced by the Gesuiti and Filippini religious
orders in Le Marche. The latest brought a style born in Rome and then they
fused it with the local artistic tradition.
idea of empty space that becomes the main character of an image is the
philosophy adopted by “Padri Oratoriani”. They founded some of the best
known Baroque churches of Le Marche,
lot of religious buildings have characteristics that betray their common
origins as for the Artistic concepts on which they have been built.
This is given by the capillary presence of Padri Filippini in Le Marche.
They managed anyway to endow each church with personal artistic
interpretation that makes each of them unique.
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