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Bertos, Francesco active 1693-1739

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Works: 7 works in 14 publications in 2 languages and 145 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs 
Roles: Artist
Classifications: NB623.B533, 709
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Most widely held works by Francesco Bertos
The triumph of motion : Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the art of sculpture : catalogue raisonné by Charles Avery( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) lived and died at Dolo, near Padua, where people used to change boats at a lock between the Brenta Canal and the Lagoon of Venice. Until recently a mysterious and neglected sculptor, he specialised in the production of eye-catching mythological, allegorical and religious groups of generally conical form." "Many of the figures are all but flying, or just manage to support each other like acrobats or ballet-dancers. Indeed, they have been likened to Rococo porcelain groups. Bertos was obsessed with a constant search for dynamic movement, in a similar vein to contemporary, late Baroque paintings, especially the tumbling groups of figures in airy trompe l'oeil ceilings." "Bertos's work is not - as has sometimes been supposeddevoid of meaning and merely capricious or even humorous, but has definite - if high-flown - meanings." "His principal patrons were the nobility of Venice and Padua, as well as foreign royalty: Tsar Peter the Great, and the King of Sardinia, of the House of Savoy in Turin." "This book documents the rediscovery of Bertos's work and the reassessment of his standing during the twentieth century, which has gone hand in hand with trends in the art market and fashions in collecting, especially in England and America."--BOOK JACKET
Francesco Bertos : artist file :( Visual )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The triumph of motion : Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the art of sculpture : catalogue raisonné
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Bertos, Francesco fl. 1693-1739

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