Saturday, July 17, 2010

Rome Tomb of Borromini

San Giovanni dei Fiorentini.

1 comment:

  1. Borromini was an outstanding architect, and rival of Bernini. If this is the same man as I read about (and I think it's the same Borromini), he suffered from ill health for years in his old age, to the point that he no longer could cope with it, began to loose his mind and in the end accidentally killed himself by falling on his sword. He even wrote a letter as he was dying, saying that he wounded himself to get attention, but went too far and didn't mean to inflict such a serious wound.

    He either was an extremely serene and calm man at a time like that to sit in bed and write a letter as he was dying, or he was insane.