|While architecture serves to preserve|
painting, the reverse is also true as
seen here in a fresco from the
Villa of Publius Fannius Synistor,
Boscoreale, Italy, ca. 50–40 BCE
|St. Withburga, 654 AD, St. Nicholas Church, |
Dereham, England. Though obviously
in poor condition, the art survived
because the church survived.
|The Sistine Chapel which Michelangelo, Bramante, and others considered demolishing.|
|The Sistine Chapel today--did Michelangelo "fix" its architectural problems?|
|From the outside, the fortress-like architecture of the Sistine Chapel masks any hint|
of the art masterpieces inside.