Copertina: Diego Francesco Carloni da Scaria. e la nascita del Rococò
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Diego Francesco Carloni da Scaria

and the Birth of Rococo

  • Author Andrea Spiriti
  • Size 21x30,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 248
  • Illustrations 205
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2014
  • ISBN 9788842223382
  • Price € 45,00
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The extreme evolution of the Baroque: an amazing stucco sculptor, from the Lombard lakes to Central Europe
br>Invigorated by a youthful sojourn in Rome, the activity of stucco sculptor Diego Francesco Carloni da Scaria (1674-1750) covered a vast area stretching from Italy (Lombardy, but also Liguria) and Switzerland to Austria, Bohemia, Bavaria, and Baden. But Diego was above all the final link of a line that began from the fusion of the influences of Bernini and Algardi, highlighting the “Greek” traits of the latter, thus reaching an extreme evolution of the Baroque that heralded rocaille forms. In fact, Diego's works in the early 18th century are purely Rococo, clearly laying the foundations of a figurative revolution in the Hereditary Lands (Erbländer) well before it transpired in France. Passau, Markt Sankt Florian, Salzburg, Lambach, Linz, Hamburg, Prague, Ludwigsburg, Kremsmunster, Weingarten, Klosterneuburg, and Einsiedeln were the way-stations along a road whose counterpoint in Italy can be traced to Genoa and the artist's birthplace of Scaria.