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Bernini

Catalogo delle Sculture

Info
  • Author Maria Grazia Bernardini
  • Contributors Portfolio fotografico di Massimo Listri
  • Size 24 x 33,5 cm
  • Binding Due volumi in cofanetto
  • Pages 680
  • Illustrations 523
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2022
  • ISBN 9788842224969
  • Price € 130,00
Synopsis

A panorama of the most advanced state of studies that have followed one another incessantly in recent decades, of archival acquisitions, of very important discoveries and of new fields of investigation that have led to a profound reinterpretation of Bernini's art.
Supreme, brilliant and multifaceted artist, Giovan Lorenzo Bernini was one of the great protagonists of Italian art and European of the seventeenth century. Thanks to an inexhaustible charge inventiveness, his entrepreneurial spirit, his exceptional ability to establish links with clients and collaborators and students and an extraordinary technical ability, profoundly renewed the art of sculpture and created absolute masterpieces and colossal works that have left an unavoidable mark in the city of Rome. This catalog, which begins with Wittkower's unsurpassed text, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The sculptor of the Roman Baroque of 1955, includes the sculptures from the initial youth tests, made together with his father Pietro, to the very last tests, declined in chronological order. The individual cards report the technical, documentary and bibliographic data, and the critical history of the work, in a close and enlightening comparison between texts and documents of the time and the current artistic literature. The volume therefore presents a panorama of the state more than the studies that have progressed incessantly in recent decades and gives an account of the archival acquisitions, of very important discoveries and of new fields of investigation that have led to a profound reinterpretation of Bernini's art. The volume is accompanied by a meticulous photographic campaign at each owner of the work and is enriched by a superb interpretative portfolio of the artist photographer Massimo Listri.