Borromini, Francesco (1599 - 1667) - Palazzo Spada, Rome (1660). Forced perspective optical illusion in the arcaded courtyard, in which diminishing rows of columns and a rising floor create the visual illusion of a gallery 37 meters long (it is 8 meters) with a life-size sculpture at the end of the vista, in daylight beyond: the sculpture is 60 cm high, the hedges made of stone.

Borromini, Francesco (1599 - 1667) - Palazzo Spada, Rome (1660). Forced perspective optical illusion in the arcaded courtyard, in which diminishing rows of columns and a rising floor create the visual illusion of a gallery 37 meters long (it is 8 meters) with a life-size sculpture at the end of the vista, in daylight beyond: the sculpture is 60 cm high, the hedges made of stone.

AKG-imágenes -Rome (Latium, Italy),Palazzo Mattei di Giove (built 1598–1617 for Asdrubale Mattei, Duca di Giove; architect: Carlo Maderno).Partial view: inner courtyard (Cortile) with antique sculptures.Photo, 2001.

AKG-imágenes -Rome (Latium, Italy),Palazzo Mattei di Giove (built for…

Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence by Filippo Brunelleschi (1421-1440) interior showing nave toward the altar -  Brunelleschi used pietra serena, "the serene stone," to help create the calm sense of balance.

Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence by Filippo Brunelleschi interior showing nave toward the altar - Brunelleschi used pietra serena, "the serene stone," to help create the calm sense of balance.

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