Borromini Eye Candy

Today the class toured the building that I was most excited to visit on the Rome side of this trip, Francesco Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. The elegant use of material, impossible geometry, and overall masterful architecture left all of us, except Haydar, in awe. The day’s lecture also left me with an appreciation for Borromini as a man. Learning about his personality flaws and struggle to crawl out of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s shadow painted an image of Borromini as a suffering artist and true underdog.

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