Soria, Giovanni Battista (1581-1651)

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Giovanni Battista Soria, Italian architect, was born and died in Rome in 1581-1651. He was a pupil of G.B.Montano. In Roman works he showed himself faithful to the late mannerist modes in architecture with the elements of C.Maderno's art: church S.Crisogono in Trastevere; facade of Santa Maria della Vittoria (1626); facades of S.Carlo ai Catinari and of S.Caterina a Magnanapoli. The masterpiece of Soria is a facade of S.Gregorio al Celio rich with chiarocsuro effects probably influenced by Pietro da Cortona.

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