In the lands of “heretics”. The work of Carlo Fontana’s followers in Sicily -This paper, which is the fruit of the work of the two authors, will provide greater insight into the experience in Sicily of some architects who trained at Carlo Fontana’s studio or at the Accademia di San Luca. The purpose of this study is to determine how the models of the Roman school and the classicist orthodoxy came to spread across an island where, by the second half of the seventeenth century, the dominant trends were oriented toward hyperdecoration and characterised by forms of professional contamination between architecture and sculpture. By studying the activity of architects such as Giacomo Amato or the projects by Giovan Battista Contini, Romano Carapecchia or Nicola Michetti, we will therefore examine the cases of open contrast, co-existence and heterodoxies that developed locally. The impact of the so-called “Roman-style” projects and the success of the school of Carlo Fontana will be measured in the changes in scenario, in terms of both the forms and languages, as well as the approaches and role undertaken by the architects.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||ATTI DELL'ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SAN LUCA|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|