Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome


Geometry and motion in Borromini’s San Carlo

Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (“Carlino”), Rome. Commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Barberini in 1634 for the Holy Order of the Trinity; construction began in 1638 and the church was consecrated in 1646. 

 

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane / Vault
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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Francesco Borromini, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Rome," in Smarthistory, November 18, 2015, accessed October 21, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/borromini-san-carlo-alle-quattro-fontane/.