AUTHOR / PUBLISHER
Marciari, John, Art of Renaissance Rome: Artists and Patrons in the Eternal City (2017) – London, UK – Laurence King Publishing.
Restoration works funded by Getty Foundation / Vatican Museums coordination
Rome, Italy. San Giovanni in Laterano
Publication – Architecture – Cultural Heritage
A photograph of the interior of the Santa Sanctorum (Pontifical Sanctuary of Holy Stairs (Scala Sancta), in Rome, Italy) has been published in the book Art of Reinassance Rome: Artists and Patrons in the Eternal City (2017) John Marciari – London – Laurence King Publishing.
The chapel of San Lorenzo in Palatio – the Sancta Sanctorum in Rome, Italy (date undetermined -first mention is in 772 A.C.) is the core architecture of the sanctuary and houses some of the most venerated relics of Christianity.
The planar projection of the main interior elevation of the Sancta Sanctorum has been achieved through a procedure that allowed the capture of the interior facade in its entirety in one single take: to date, we no have information of other similar planar shots of this architecture.
The limited operating space, imposed both elevating the plane of film and shifting the optics all the way upwards. Eventually, shifting down and re-centering the optics with a precision slider plate, allowed to shoot other parts of the scene. References have been recorded in order the get a matching projection later on, in case another photo will be needed after the planned restoration works of the space (Restoration works funded by Getty Foundation / Vatican Museums coordination).
Photo: Riccardo Budini / Looma