(b. ca. 1565, Firenze, d. 1648, Firenze)

View of the interior

begun in 1604
Santi Michele e Gaetano, Florence

The picture shows a view of the interior looking toward the High Altar in Santi Michele e Gaetano. This church was designed for the Teatini fathers. Supervised by Nigetti himself, following his own design, until 1630 when Gherardo Silvani took over, the church of the Teatini was a representation of an effective Counter-Reformation style. At that time the broad scope of the articulation of the interior space, together with the solemn unitary architectural phrasing of the wall organization, were signs of innovation in Florence.

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