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muscular hands as they dig into the soft flesh of Proserpina's waist and thigh. Both the hard muscle of Pluto's hands and Proserpina's soft flesh are created out of the same marble, a testament to Bernini's mastery. Pictured: Detail from The Rape of Proserpina (1621) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini Sir Christopher Wren designed St. Paul's Cathedral in London as part of a rebuilding program after the Great Fire of London. It is perhaps the city's signature building, with its famous dome dominating the London skyline. Built mainly of Portland stone, the cathedral has been described as restrained English Baroque with Neoclassical and Gothic elements. Wren's structure has two tiers of paired Corinthian columns with twin towers. The dome rising above a two-story base. Pictured: The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral in London (1710) by Sir Christopher Wren
FAS 202: Humanities through the Ages Module 2 © 2012 MindEdge, Inc. Rev. 11/12 11 The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Peter's cathedral itself was designed by Bernini. Like his other works, the basilica is designed to look alive with the movement of statues and sculptures. The colonnades, two symmetrical half circles that lead to the cathedral, were designed to function as open arms to welcome the visitor to the cathedral. Pictured: Basilica of St. Peter, Rome, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini Rome's largest Baroque fountain, the Trevi Fountain was designed by Italian sculptor and architect Niccolò Salvi and completed in 1762. Salvi's theatrical composition centers on sculptures of Neptune, god of the sea, and two Tritons. Above the sculptures are bas reliefs of which one depicts the Roman general Agrippa who built the aqueduct that feeds water to the fountain. Legend has it that a coin thrown into the water of the Trevi Fountain ensures a visitor's return to Rome. Pictured: Trevi Fountain, Rome (1762) by Niccolò Salvi The Chateau Versailles is considered a Baroque masterpiece, with every detail of the interior featuring ostentatious ornamentation. No detail is left unembellished, from the massive Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors, ballroom) to the smallest corner moulding. The Chateau was commissioned by Louis XIV as a display of the power and wealth of the French monarchy, though its construction cost the kingdom most of its fortune. Pictured: Chateau Versailles
FAS 202: Humanities through the Ages Module 2 © 2012 MindEdge, Inc. Rev. 11/12 12 Initially constructed as a veterans hospital, the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris features a classical façade and a dome inspired by St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The dome's exterior is decorated with gilded trophies celebrating victories by the French army. The interior of the dome has allegorical paintings with martial themes. Les Invalides became the burial site for a number of well- known French military figures, including Napoleon Bonaparte. Pictured: Les Invalides, Paris St. Nicholas Church in Prague was commissioned by the Benedictines and designed by Baroque architect Killian Ignaz Dientzenhofer. The church features two steeples, an octagonal dome, and a series of statues on the white facade. Frescoes illustrate scenes from the lives of Saint Nicholas and Saint

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