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By Rudolf Wittkower

This vintage survey of Italian Baroque paintings and structure specializes in the humanities in each heart among Venice and Sicily within the early, excessive, and past due Baroque sessions. the guts of the learn, although, lies within the structure and sculpture of the exhilarating years of Roman excessive Baroque, whilst Bernini, Borromini, and Cortona have been all at paintings below a chain of enlightened popes. Wittkower’s textual content is now observed through a severe advent and massive new bibliography. This variation also will comprise colour illustrations for the 1st time.

this can be the second one booklet within the 3 quantity survey.

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List of his illustrious remarkable enough. But the impres- sion of their lasting achievement as patrons of the arts would be incomplete without tioning the many men- fountains with which they V TO PAUL (destroyed). '' its cascades of gushing water Ever since Sixtus V's days fountains had played an of S. Maria Maggiore and the Lateran, in Rome's urban development, but Flaminio Ponzio; Rome, Acqua Paola, 1610-14 37 Piazza Scossa Cavalli and Piazza di Castello embellished Rome. Fountains rose in the squares 10.

Artists such as Florentine to glorify the to a academic manner, which solid flame missionary zeal. In the words of Cardinal Paieotti: way towards the more simplified and general development and gave horror of these representations that was to in- on to court, to esoteric intellectual duction. Although he had no sions in from the purpose and gratified the patrons, even when the speculations, superficial and quick in his pro- Sixtus V. ; de siecle, con- ing it Ciampelli manner to transplanted this Rome, not without blend- with Venetian colourism and Zuccari's mamera facile.

TO PAUL V Rome but must be it the vast majority of the great cycles of frescoes, in the Gesu, S. Andrea della Valle, S. Carlo al Corso, the Chiesa Nuova, S. Ignazio, S. Carlo ai were painted after the Catinari, first and elsewhere quarter of the seven- teenth century. In other words, the decoration Mariani, Nicolo Cordier, Ippolito Buzio, Val- of these churches belongs to a and Stefano Maderno. Collective enterprises became the rule from Sixtus V to the end of Paul V's pontificate, even though the artists later engaged on the same task often held very different views.

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