By Maarten Delbeke
Unique between early glossy artists, the Baroque painter, sculptor, and architect Gianlorenzo Bernini used to be the topic of 2 monographic biographies released almost immediately after his demise in 1680: one by way of the Florentine gourmet and author Filippo Baldinucci (1682), and the second one by way of Bernini’s son, Domenico (1713).
This interdisciplinary selection of essays through historians of artwork and literature marks the 1st sustained exam of the 2 biographies, firstly as texts. a considerable introductory essay considers each one biography’s writer, genesis, and foundational position within the learn of Bernini. 9 essays combining art-historical study with insights from philology, literary background, and artwork and literary thought provide significant new insights into the multifarious connections among biography, paintings heritage, and aesthetics, inviting readers to reconsider Bernini’s lifestyles, artwork, and milieu.
members are Eraldo Bellini, Heiko Damm, John D. Lyons, Sarah McPhee, Tomaso Montanari, Rudolf Preimesberger, Robert Williams, and the editors.
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