S. Carlo ai Catinari; a few weeks ago i shot the int. coffering system, now a drawing from the exterior. S. andrea d. valle gets more design credit probably b/c it’s actually visible from the street unlike this one where you have to find the right spot, then strain your neck even get a glimpse of it.
dome studies; S. Maria di Loreto and the S. Nome di Maria (aka the baroque domes by the wedding cake).
this mornings studio; the painting in the middle derives from studies David Jaubert and I have been doing for SystemicProcess.
recent sketches looking at the bridge/city relationship at ponte sisto, broken pediment circumflexes (?), the backside of the pantheon, and the tiber’s canalization. i bought an ink bottle and pen-much darker and much cheaper!
san carlo ai catinari coffering: system of three shapes arranged in static repetition, projected onto an arch. it doesn’t quite describe the compressive forces splayed out by the arch, but if the system scaled down with it’s acension upwards like the dome of san carlo alle quatro fontane, a greater tectonic lightness would be perceived.
michelangelo designed an unmistakable marble chapel at castel sant’ angelo. i asked the one of the “curators” where i could find it, he told me to go to the vatican instead. ha! hundreds of people passed it unnoticed, kids clamored all over it, breast feeding etc. but, wow, an unbelievable masterpiece of complex geometry, profiles and proportion.
linking geometric and tectonic pattern systems (see left) is a study i hope to undertake complimentary to my main project proposal of reintegrating the tiber into the roman urban fabric. linking this to systems would be…glorious.