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ART HISTORY REPORT COMPARING BAROQUE ARCHITECTS TO MODERN DAY ARCHITECTS Architecture in the baroque time period The typical baroque structure has elements from the classical period exhibiting an unistructural and over-ornamented building Buildings from the baroque period appear spacious passionate sensual extravagant and versatile They also employ techniques never seen before The baroque time period was also a time of revolutions in science during which many new discoveries were made These included the fact that light was to form rays and was really made up of waves of particles New mathematical techniques in analytical geometry and infinitesimal calculus were also formed These techniques helped provide a basis to calculate the dimensions of the structures the architects were to build Scientists wanted to know the unknown They were interested in space the universe stars and planets Also as man explored the universe artists incorporated nature into their artwork Architects were not excluded Scientists were also interested in the unseen like cells The baroque period was a time of enlightenment Many new techniques in architecture were formed based on the discoveries made In this presentation we are going to examine a few baroque churches The typical baroque church had columns in the front following the classical style while the floor plan was usually in the shape of a cross The main compartment of the building was centralized The interior of the building would be over decorated with paintings statues and frescos The architect also played with the use of light The architect designed the building to make it seem as big as possible noting that God is much larger and more overpowering than the people in the church St Ivo The Chapel of Saint Ivo is located at the College of the Sapienze in Rome It started construction in 1642 and was both designed and built by Boromini Boromini was highly innovative in his designs He was not the
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