Monday, June 15, 2009

Baroque vestments from Rome...



Art historians love the inventive and distinctive of the baroque and here it is seen in vestments - baroque vestments which match and compliment baroque architecture. These treasures are found in the Trinitarian parish of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (and really should still be used in the same sanctuary they were designed for).

4 comments:

Cliff said...

Have you paid a visit to the Antichi Telai exhibit?

John said...

It is a bit of a pet peeve of mine when people wear Gothic vestments in Roman-style/Baroque churches...I mean, it's not evil or anything, but it would be nice if the vestments fit the setting. On the flip side, it's a bit annoying to see Baroque vestments in Gothic churches.

Anonymous said...

hanging roman vestments will destroy them if they were to be worn now you would see a dreadful crease in the front

Ottaviani said...

On the flip side, it's a bit annoying to see Baroque vestments in Gothic churches.

While the above is generally true, it also depends on the actual design of the Roman vestment. Some fiddle-back chasubles have some "gothic-esque" patterns to them and look decent in gothic surroundings. The same however cannot be said for a gothic chasuble which can only look good in a gothic styled church.

Take a look at Fr. Tim's selection here - they're fit well in a gothic situation IMHO.