DUCA, Jacopo del
(b. ca. 1520, Cefalù, d. 1604, Cefalù)
Tomb of Elena Savelli1570
Marble and bronze
San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome
Although most of the work of the Sicilian architect Jacopo del Duca have been done in Sicily, after the death of Michelangelo he was the only one in Rome to confront Michelangelo's problematic and strong creative tension in architecture. This is shown also in the precocious Savelli Chapel in San Giovanni Laterano, openly inspired by Porta Pia. In the tomb of Elena Savelli the artist created his own interpretation of Michelangelo's architectural motifs from the Porta Pia.