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The church of St. Ignatius - abcRoma.com

Location and History

Built in Baroque style between 1626 and 1650 in honour of St. Ignatius, who was the founder of the Society of Jesus (also called the Jesuits), the church functioned originally as Rectory church to the adjacent Collegio Romano, that moved in 1584 to a new larger building and became the Pontifical Gregorian University

Description

The church has a Latin cross plan with six side chapels. The building was inspired by the Jesuit mother church, the Church of the Gesù in Rome.
The most striking aspect of this church is the cupola which was never built and in its place,in 1685, Andrea Pozzo supplied a painting on canvas with a perspectival projection of a cupola. The effect is that of the appearance of a real three dimensional cupola.

  • Realization by

Orazio Grassi (Architetto) nella prima metà del XVII secolo realizzò il progetto.
Antonio Sasso (Architetto) subentrò al gesuita Orazio Grassi, architetto, matematico e astronomo, del quale ne continuò l’opera apportando alcune modifiche.
Carlo Maderno (Architetto)
Orazio Torriani (Architetto)
Paolo Maruscelli (Architetto)

  • Commissioned by

Ludovico Ludovisi (Cardinale) fece costruire la chiesa nel 1626.
Alessandro Ludovisi said Pope Gregorio XV (Pontefice)

Alessandro Algardi
Andrea Pozzo
Camillo Rusconi
Francesco Trevisani (Pittore) con la pala con il "Transito di San Giuseppe" del 1712 e il dipinto "San Luigi Gonzaga riceve la comunione da san Carlo Borromeo" databile nel periodo 1700 - 1712.
Pierre Legros

Other:

Bernardino Ludovisi (Scultore), Filippo Della Valle (Scultore), Francesco Manno (Pittore), Giuseppe Bartolomeo Chiari (Pittore), Jacques Courtois said Borgognone (Pittore), Ludovico Mazzanti (Pittore), Luigi Garzi (Pittore), Pierre De Lattre (Pittore), Pietro Bracci (Scultore), Stefano Mannot (Pittore), Stefano Pozzi (Pittore)

Puzzle - Playing you can rebuild a photo

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