Monday, December 9, 2013

Santi Luca e Martina

Santi Luca e Martina is a church located in Rome, Italy that is between the Roman Forum and the Forum of Caesar, and is located near the Arch of Septimus Severus.  The church was originally dedicated to Saint martina, whom was martyred in 228 AD.  Pope Honorius I commissioned construction of the church in 625.  Restorations of the church happened in 1256, during the reign of Pope Alexander IV, and in 1634 by Pietro da Cortona.
Santi Luca e Martina

Pietro da Cortona was a painter and architect.  He was primarily known for the name of his home town, Cortona in Tuscany.  Being one of the leading Italian Baroque painters, he was one of the key figures in the emergence of Roman Baroque architecture.
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Pietro da Cortona

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