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eBook Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture ePub

by Andrea Bacchi,Catherine Hess,Andrea Bachi

  • ISBN: 0892369310
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Andrea Bacchi,Catherine Hess,Andrea Bachi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 6, 2008)
  • Pages: 325
  • ePub book: 1470 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture the first exhibition ever to focus on Bernini s accomplishments as a portrait sculptor demonstrates the artist s unprecedented ability to depict the character of the sitter through a dynamic, life-like rendering, as well as the subsequent impact this innovation had on sculptural portraiture.

Andrea Bachi, Catherine Hess. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and re has never before been a major exhibition of his sculpture in North America. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

by Andrea Bacchi (Author), Catherine Hess (Author), Andrea Bachi . Catherine Hess is associate curator in the Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

by Andrea Bacchi (Author), Catherine Hess (Author), Andrea Bachi (Author), Julian Brooks (Author), Anne-Lise Desmas (Author), David Franklin (Author), Jennifer Montagu (Author) & 4 more. ISBN-13: 978-0892369324.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and re has never before been a major exhibition of his sculpture in North America

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and re has never before been a major exhibition of his sculpture in North America. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture showcases portrait sculptures from all phases of the artist’s long career, from the very early Antonio Coppola of 1612 to Clement X of about 1676, one of his last completed works. Bernini’s portrait busts were masterpieces of technical virtuosity; at the same time, they revealed a new interest in psychological depth

Bernini : And the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture. Andrea Bacchi is professor of art history at the University of Trento, Italy.

Bernini : And the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture. 5 44% (4). 4 44% (4).

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and re has never before been a major exhibition of his sculpture in North America.

by Andrea Bacchi, Catherine Hess, Andrea Bachi, Julian Brooks, Anne-Lise Desmas, David Franklin, Jennifer Montagu. ISBN 9780892369324 (978-0-89236-932-4) Softcover, Oxford University Press, 2008. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture: ISBN 9780892369324 (978-0-89236-932-4) Softcover, Oxford University Press, 2008. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site

Gianlorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and yet - surprisingly - there have been only a handful of shows related to his work in modern times

Gianlorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and yet - surprisingly - there have been only a handful of shows related to his work in modern times. Bernini's portrait busts were masterpieces of technical virtuosity; at the same time, they revealed a new interest in psychological depth. His ability to capture the essential character of his subjects was unmatched and had a profound influence on other leading sculptors of his day, including Alessandro Algardi, Giuliano Finelli, and Francesco Mochi.

Bernini and the birth of Baroque portrait sculpture.

Jacopo Sansovino, Annibale Carracci ed altri contributi. Bernini and the birth of Baroque portrait sculpture. Bernini et la naissance du portrait sculpté de style baroque. Bernini’s portrait busts were masterpieces of technical virtuosity; at the same time, they revealed a new interest in psychological depth

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and yet--surprisingly--there has never before been a major exhibition of his sculpture in North America. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture--on view from August 5 through October 26, 2008, at the J. Paul Getty Museum and from November 28, 2008, through March 8, 2009, at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa--showcases portrait sculptures from all phases of the artist's long career, from the very early Antonio Coppola of 1612 to Clement X of about 1676, one of his last completed works. Bernini's portrait busts were masterpieces of technical virtuosity; at the same time, they revealed a new interest in psychological depth. Bernini's ability to capture the essential character of his subjects was unmatched and had a profound influence on other leading sculptors of his day, such as Alessandro Algardi, Giuliano Finelli, and Francesco Mochi. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture is a groundbreaking study that features drawings and paintings by Bernini and his contemporaries. Together they demonstrate not only the range, skill, and acuity of these masters of Baroque portraiture but also the interrelationship of the arts in seventeenth-century Rome.

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Fawrindhga Fawrindhga
The catalogue for an exhibition held at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, which will later go to Ottawa in Canada, this is a high-quality publication which dwells on a seldom studied aspect of the baroque, sculpted portraits of the XVIIth century, by Bernini, Mochi, Algardi or Finelli. Of those, Bernini obviously stands out as a major master, but Algardi and Finelli are not far behind (an impressive Portrait of Antonio Cerri, from 1640, by Algardi, is a complete discovery). Full of wonderful illustrations and interesting essays that place the portraits in their context and distinguish between independent portraits that were meant to ornate the homes of their owners, and portraits which were part of more ambitious projects (monuments or family chapels), the book also dwells on the numerous drawings by Bernini (only one is an actual study for a sculpture, the others being intimate renderings of unknown characters or friends of the artist), as well as on some paintings by Fetti, Sacchi, Piero de Cortone or Bernini himself (portrait of Pope Urbino VIII)and their relationship to the sculpted portrait.

Highly recommended.
Tekasa Tekasa
How familiar are you with Bernini's oeuvre? I must confess to a limited knowledge centred mainly on his sculptures to be seen in Rome. There are the 2 masterpieces Apollo and Daphne plus the Rape of Persopene on view in the Galleria Borghese. Other great creations are various Roman fountains and evidence of his activity in St Peters. Discovering his many portrait busts as presented in this catalogue has been a revelation and a joy.

Bernini was a supreme master of his sculptural craft. The technical mastery and ability to convey expression and emotion is awesome. This book contrasts his works with, amongst others, two well regarded contemporary sculptors named Allesandro Algardi and Giuliano Finelli. It is an example of the great being the enemy of the good. Bernini's technical prowess and ability to portray the sitter's physiognomic character puts his colleague's work in an altogether lesser light.

Also on view are a number of refined and expressive drawings by Bernini as well as fine related paintings from artists active in the same era.

This is a beautifully presented catalogue with interesting text and generously sized high quality reproductions. The asking price for this soft cover issue is very reasonable.
Buzalas Buzalas
Gorgeous photography and spectacular portrait sculptures! A very high quality book!