Passage to Le Marche
Journey through Baroque in some beautiful places
to Baroque, Architecture is the most important branch of Art itself.
Sculpture and painting act as an enrichment and support.
This conception is widely expressed in a lot of churches in Le Marche. They
are unique for the harmonic balance between plastic and pictorial elements.
Pietro in Valle in Fano is the most interesting example. It was founded in
the Roman époque (VII century). In 1610 it was restored by Giambattista
Cavagna, a roman architect follower of the theatrical illusionism that
flourished in Rome in the XVII century.
church of San Giovanni Battista and San Bernardo in Jesi are also noticeable.
The first was decorated by Tommaso Amantini in 1663. It was then enlarged
and enriched with Baroque elements by Flaminio Mannelli. San Bernardo is
instead characterized by a precious and rich style typical of the late
Austrian baroque. Giovanni Greber was in fact the architect in charge.
Lucia in Serra S.Quirico was renovated at the beginning of the XVIII century.
It is a refined masterpiece. Baroque elements coexist in organic and
flourishing harmony. .
Umbrian architect Camillo Arcucci was in charge of S. Maria in Via church in
1639. He contributed to give an imprint typical of Serliano and Bernini
style, to the religious building..
scenographic effect of San Filippo church in Cingoli, Osimo and Macerata is
given to the genius of Giovambattista Contini.
alle Grotte is unique for the Rocaille
Baroque style employed by Giuseppe Giosfatti in its decoration in 1703.
influence of Neapolitan Baroque can be easily detected in San Filippo in
Fermo, whose architect remains unknown.
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