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Title Bernini and the birth of Baroque portrait sculpture / edited by Andrea Bacchi, Catherine Hess, and Jennifer Montagu, with the assistance of Anne-Lise Desmas ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi [and others].

Imprint Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum ; Ottawa : National Gallery of Canada, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection M Schick  730 B458 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Description ix, 325 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Aug. 5-Oct. 26, 2008, and at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Nov. 28, 2008-Mar. 8, 2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Early Bernini -- Rome of the Barberini -- Bernini's portrait drawings -- "Speaking likeness": intimacy and immediacy in Bernini's portraiture -- Alternative paths: Allessandro Algardi and Giuliano Finelli -- Absolute art for absolute powers.
Summary "Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the greatest sculptor of the Baroque period, and yet - surprisingly - there has never been a major North American exhibition of his work. 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." "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 also 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."--Jacket.
Subject Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680 -- Exhibitions.
Portrait sculpture, Baroque -- Italy -- Rome -- Exhibitions.
Portrait sculpture, Italian -- Italy -- Rome -- Exhibitions.
Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 1598-1680. (OCoLC)fst00045169
Portrait sculpture, Baroque. (OCoLC)fst01744874
Portrait sculpture, Italian. (OCoLC)fst01072308
Italy -- Rome. (OCoLC)fst01204500
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Bacchi, Andrea.
Hess, Catherine, 1957-
Montagu, Jennifer.
Desmas, Anne-Lise.
J. Paul Getty Museum.
National Gallery of Canada.
ISBN 9780892369317 (hardcover)
0892369310 (hardcover)
9780892369324 (pbk.)
0892369329 (pbk.)

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