How can you look at this and not just sigh with delight? While the facade Il Gesu is equally important, and helped set the standard for Baroque church architecture, it’s really the interior ceiling facade by “Il Baciccio” that make the place. His work is a prime example of high Baroque, Counter-Reformation exuberance that becomes the standard of the time, just think of the later Jesuit church Sant’ Ignazio, as one other example. The ceiling blends the lines between ceiling and architecture, with painted boards coming down to extend the fresco beyond its limits and down into the stucco work. In the center of the church they’ve helpfully placed a long mirror, so that one can admire the piece without craning their neck too much. And, as will all churches in Rome, it’s free!
Via del Plebiscito