TOPIC 02: Renaissance & Baroque
The dominant patron in Italy through the Renaissance and Baroque periods was the Church. Considering a few great examples of each period–the calm and powerful clarity of the Renaissance as seen at San Lorenzo (Florence) or San Andrea (Mantua) vs. the dramatic and emotional energy of the Baroque as seen in San Andrea al Quirinale or S. Ivo della Sapienza (both Rome), which of these four examples do you think provides the most inspiring space for worship? Name your choice from this short list and briefly explain why that is the case.
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