CACCINI, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1556, Roma, d. 1613, Firenze)

View of the interior

c. 1606
Santo Spirito, Florence

In the early seventeenth century, Caccini designed and executed the chancel and high altar with baldachin of the church of Santo Spirito. The octagonal ground plan of the chancel revealed theatrical features that were functional between frames and ornamental accessories, with the introduction, in the practice of worship, of the sentiment of the stately and the striking that were typical of the seventeenth century.

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