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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Turin & Piedmont's Architectures - NorthWest Italy

The Baroque is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music. The style started around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe.

The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence.

In Baroque architecture, new emphasis was placed on bold massing, colonnades, domes, light-and-shade (chiaroscuro), 'painterly' color effects, and the bold play of volume and void. In interiors, Baroque movement around and through a void informed monumental staircases that had no parallel in previous architecture. The other Baroque innovation in worldly interiors was the state apartment, a processional sequence of increasingly rich interiors that culminated in a presence chamber or throne room or a state bedroom. The sequence of monumental stairs followed by a state apartment was copied in smaller scale everywhere in aristocratic dwellings of any pretensions.

Dissemination of Baroque architecture to the south of Italy resulted in regional variations such as Sicilian Baroque architecture or that of Naples and Lecce. To the north, the Theatine architect Camillo-Guarino Guarini, Bernardo Vittone and Sicilian born Filippo Juvarra contributed Baroque buildings to the city of Turin and the Piedmont region.

In the north of Italy, the monarchs from the House of Savoy were particularly receptive to the new style. They employed a brilliant triad of architects—Guarino Guarini, Filippo Juvarra, and Bernardo Vittone—to illustrate the grandiose political ambitions and the newly acquired royal status of their dynasty.
Guarini was a peripatetic monk who combined many traditions (including that of Gothic architecture) to create irregular structures remarkable for their oval columns and unconventional façades. Building upon the findings of contemporary geometry and stereometry, Guarini elaborated the concept of architectura obliqua, which approximated Borromini's style in both theoretical and structural audacity. Guarini's Palazzo Carignano (1679) may have been the most flamboyant application of the Baroque style to the design of a private house in the 17th century.
Fluid forms, weightless details, and the airy prospects of Juvarra's architecture anticipated the art of Rococo. Although his practice ranged well beyond Turin, Juvarra's most arresting designs were created for Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia. The visual impact of his Basilica di Superga (1717) derives from its soaring roof-line and masterful placement on a hill above Turin. The rustic ambiance encouraged a freer articulation of architectural form at the royal hunting lodge of the Palazzina di Stupinigi (1729). Juvarra finished his short but eventful career in Madrid, where he worked on the royal palaces at La Granja and Aranjuez.
Among the many who were profoundly influenced by the brilliance and diversity of Juvarra and Guarini, none was more important than Bernardo Vittone. This Piedmontese architect is remembered for an outcrop of flamboyant Rococo churches, quatrefoil in plan and delicate in detailing. His sophisticated designs often feature multiple vaults, structures within structures and domes within domes.

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 04:19 PM   #2
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Basilica di Superga - Turin - (Filippo Juvarra)

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Old December 23rd, 2011, 05:37 PM   #3
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Santuario di Vicoforte

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Stupinigi is a dream in stone, perfection
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Old December 24th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #5
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Chiesa di S. Maria di Testona - Moncalieri
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Chiesa di S. Giorgio - Chieri
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Chiesa di S. Filippo - Chieri
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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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Old December 26th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #7
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #8
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Santuario di Oropa

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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #9
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good job!
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Old December 28th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #10
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good job!
Thank you very much But it would be nice if someone else would help me to find Baroque architectures in Piedmont that I don't know!
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Old December 28th, 2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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Santuario di Oropa

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http://www.axess.it/ropons/motosito_ver1_4_00000d.htm


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http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sa...ma_Piazza2.jpg


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Holy shit, this is amazing and I've never heard about it!
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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #12
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Holy shit, this is amazing and I've never heard about it!
It's a beautiful place where there's a particular atmosphere! I suggest you to go
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Masino Castle, near Ivrea.

A medieval fortress refurbished in the 17-18th century. Property of FAI (the italian National trust).

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Palazzo Carignano, Torino. Now Museum of the Risorgimento.

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Torino - Palazzo Carignano - Ingresso di Piazza Carignano. ### Turin - Palazzo Carignano - Carignano Square Entrance. di man_drake, su Flickr

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Royal Castle of Racconigi

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! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Let's begin the year 2012 with...

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte - Turin













view from the Cappucini's hill, where is situated the church...

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