Tag Archives: Baroque

The Pope and patronage in Baroque Rome

The election of Pope Innocent X Pamphilj in 1644 catapulted his family to the height of Roman society; their arts patronage became the visual expression of the family’s new identity. A volume edited by Boston College Associate Professor of Fine … Continue reading

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Baroque artist Bernini

Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright and scenographer Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) is the subject of a new biography by Boston College Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando. According to the publisher, Bernini: His Life and His Rome — the first English-language … Continue reading

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Illuminating Baroque artist’s life

In Domenico Bernini’s “Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini”:  An English Translation and Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, BC Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando presents the first critical translation in any language of the complete Italian text of a … Continue reading

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