OVS Arts of Italy is not only a project which creatively combines the languages of art and fashion. Its main aim is to bring the Italian artistic heritage closer to the OVS community through an original story. That's why OVS Art News items have been created: curiosities, anecdotes and ideas for a more in-depth acquaintance with Italian art to enable you to rediscover, enjoy and appreciate the extraordinary beauty under the eyes of us all.
Francesco Borromini, historical exponent of Roman Baroque, in his famous works, often made use of symbolic elements and hidden meanings or mystic numerology. This is the case of Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, in Rome, where several numerical references are repeated in an apparently casual manner. For example, there are 111 stars on the marvellous dome, with an obvious reference to the number 3 of the Holy Trinity. There are raised stars in multiples of 3 (12), apostles (12), and the seraphim (6) surrounding the central circle, also consisting of 12 stars.