9780754634850

The Art of Religion: Sforza Pallavicino and Art Theory in Bernini's Rome

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780754634850

  • ISBN10:

    075463485X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-08-20
  • Publisher: Ashgate

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $149.95 Save up to $77.97
  • Rent Book $134.96
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Bernini and Pallavicino, the artist and his Jesuit cardinal, are closely related figures at the papal courts of Urban VIII and Alexander VII, at which Bernini was the principal artist. The analysis of Pallavicino's writings offers a new perspective on Bernini's art and artistry and allow us to understand the visual arts in papal Rome as a 'making manifest' of the fundamental truths of faith. Pallavicino's views on art and its effects differ fundamentally from the perspective developed in Bernini's biographies offering a perspective on the tension between artist and patron, work and message. In Pallavicino's writings the visual arts emerge as being intrinsically bound up with the very core of religion involving questions of idolatry, mimesis and illusionism that would prove central to the aesthetic debates of the eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

Contents: Two17th-century models for the reception of the Baldachin Sforza Pallavicino (1607-1667); The meaning of varieta in Sforza Pallavicino; Two 17th-century models for the reception of the Baldachin Sforza Pallavicino (1607-1667); The Meaning of varieta in Sforza Pallavicinovivacita: rhetorical instrument, virtue or breath of life?; Roma = exemplum. The city as a manifestation of virtueBernini, the artist of the Roman baroque; Conclusion; Index.

Rewards Program

Write a Review