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Bernini
by Rudolf Wittkower


Overview - Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the most influential sculptor of his age. Inventive and skilled, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion, uniting figures with their setting to create a single conception of overwhelming intensity that expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation Rome.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the most influential sculptor of his age. Inventive and skilled, he virtually created the Baroque style. In his religious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion, uniting figures with their setting to create a single conception of overwhelming intensity that expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation Rome. Intensity and drama also characterize his portraits and world-famous Roman fountains.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714837154
  • ISBN-10: 0714837156
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publish Date: September 1997
  • Page Count: 320
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-22
  • Dimensions: 10.96 x 9.98 x 1.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.09 pounds


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Books > Art > Individual Artists - General
Books > Art > History - Baroque & Rococo
Books > Art > Sculpture & Installation

 
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