Francesco Borromini, Scala elicoidale, 1630 circa, Palazzo Barberini, Roma

Francesco Borromini, Scala elicoidale, 1630 circa, Palazzo Barberini, Roma

Francesco Borromini, Scala elicoidale, 1630 circa, Palazzo Barberini, Roma

Francesco Borrormini designed this staircase for Palazzo Bernini. An oval oculus allows light to spill down over the sweeping stair creating the dramatic chiaroscuro so loved by artisans of the Baroque.

Wedding of Francesco I d'Este and princess Lucrezia Barberini ~ 1654, in Latin or Italian

Wedding of Francesco I d'Este and princess Lucrezia Barberini ~ in Latin or Italian

Palazzo Barberini (Rome) helicoidal staircase by Francesco Borromini, early 17th Century.

Palazzo Barberini (Rome) helicoidal staircase by Francesco Borromini, early Century.

Francisco Borromini staircase  in Rome

An entry from St Augustus on the Cliff

The stairs are in Palazzo Barberini, Rome (Francesco Borromini, about 1630), province f Rome Lazio region Italy

The stairs are in Palazzo Barberini, Rome (Francesco Borromini, about province f Rome Lazio region Italy pinned by trevor

Palazzo Barberini - Borromini - Maderno started work on the palazzo in 1627 but died 2 years later and his nephew the great Francesco BORROMINI took over.

Palazzo Barberini - Borromini - Maderno started work on the palazzo in 1627 but died 2 years later and his nephew the great Francesco BORROMINI took over.

BORROMINI Francesco - Italian (1599-1667) ~  San Carlo alle quattro Fontane / Rome, 1665-1676.

BORROMINI Francesco - Italian (1599-1667) ~ San Carlo alle quattro Fontane / Rome, 1665-1676.

Chiesa di Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Roma - Francesco Borromini

Borromini - Sant Ivo's (dome) six lobed dome, an organic part of the whole, not disconnected to frame and walls below like Renaissance architecture.

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