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The Resource Bernini : sculpting in clay, C.D. Dickerson, Anthony Sigel, and Ian Wardropper ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari, and Steven F. Ostrow

Bernini : sculpting in clay, C.D. Dickerson, Anthony Sigel, and Ian Wardropper ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari, and Steven F. Ostrow

Label
Bernini : sculpting in clay
Title
Bernini
Title remainder
sculpting in clay
Statement of responsibility
C.D. Dickerson, Anthony Sigel, and Ian Wardropper ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari, and Steven F. Ostrow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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), resolving lingering issues of attribution while giving readers a vivid sense of how the artist and his assistants fulfilled a steady stream of monumental commissions. Essays describe Bernini's education as a modeler; his approach to preparatory drawings; his use of assistants; and the response to his models by 17th-century collectors. Extensive research by conservators and art historians explores the different types of models created in Bernini's workshop. Richly illustrated, Bernini transforms our understanding of the sculptor and his distinctive and fascinating working methods."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NNFr/DLC
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Dickerson, C. D.
Dewey number
730.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NB623.B5
LC item number
D53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1598-1680
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
  • Sigel, Anthony
  • Wardropper, Ian
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Kimbell Art Museum
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  • Bernini, Gian Lorenzo
  • Terra-cotta sculpture, Italian
  • Terra-cotta sculpture, Italian
Label
Bernini : sculpting in clay, C.D. Dickerson, Anthony Sigel, and Ian Wardropper ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari, and Steven F. Ostrow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 386-406) and index
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
Control code
ocn797975276
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvi, 416 p.
Isbn
9781588394729
Isbn Type
(hc: Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Lccn
2012032457
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)797975276
Label
Bernini : sculpting in clay, C.D. Dickerson, Anthony Sigel, and Ian Wardropper ; with contributions by Andrea Bacchi, Tomaso Montanari, and Steven F. Ostrow
Publication
Note
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 386-406) and index
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
Control code
ocn797975276
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xvi, 416 p.
Isbn
9781588394729
Isbn Type
(hc: Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Lccn
2012032457
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)797975276

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