Alessandro algardi meeting of leo i and attila 01

The Meeting of Pope Leo I and Attila

1646 - 1653

Why is it canonical?

Alessandro Algardi was not only Bernini's successor at St. Peter's, but the leading Classical sculptor of the Italian Baroque. This enormous work (28 feet tall) uses extreme relief techniques to create depth, drama, and action for a illusionism characteristic to baroque.

Locations

Italy Rome Vatican

Periods

Baroque

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Alessandro Algardi, The Meeting of Pope Leo I and Attila

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