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Bernini : sculpting in clay

Author: C D DickersonGian Lorenzo BerniniAnthony SigelIan WardropperMetropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The brilliantly expressive clay models created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) as "sketches" for his works in marble offer extraordinary insights into his creative imagination. Although long admired, the terracotta models have never been the subject of such detailed examination. This publication presents a wealth of new discoveries (including evidence of the artist's fingerprints imprinted on the clay),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C D Dickerson; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Anthony Sigel; Ian Wardropper; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.); Kimbell Art Museum.
ISBN: 9781588394729 1588394727 9780300185003 0300185006
OCLC Number: 797975276
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 3, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013, and at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Feb. 3-Apr. 14, 2013.
Description: xvi, 416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / C.D. Dickerson --
Bernini at the beginning : the formation of a master modeler / C.D. Dickerson --
Sketching on paper and in clay : Bernini's use of preparatory drawings and models / Ian Wardropper --
The role of terracotta models in Bernini's workshop / Andrea Bacchi --
Creating an eye for models : the role of Bernini / Tomaso Montanari --
"The fire of art"? : a historiography of Bernini's Bozzetti / Steven F. Ostrow --
Visual glossary / Anthony Sigel --
Catalogue. Working for the Barberini ; Fountains ; Chapels and Saints ; Equestrian Monuments ; Working for the Chigi ; The Ponte Sant'Angelo ; Alter of the blessed sacrament / C.D. Dickerson and Anthony Sigel --
Checklist of drawings / Ian Wardropper.
Responsibility: C.D. Dickerson III, Anthony Sigel, and Ian Wardropper ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari, and Steven F. Ostrow.

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