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Bernini and transverberation: a striking through

Bernini kept undisputed control over artistic life in Rome for more than half a century. Behold the roots of heaven. They may be made of stone… …He even managed to put sensuousness at the service of the church. Discerning tourists … Continue reading

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Bernini and one side of the moat

Bernini. Are the roots of heaven made of stone? ┬áThe vision of Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini… Bernini appeared just at the moment when the papacy was going through its most intensive phase of art patronage. To commission great works and support … Continue reading

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behold the roots of heaven

Bernini. Behold the roots of Heaven: they are made of stone. …. If Rome, a city where the monuments of successive civilizations coexist as peacefully as museum exhibits, seems to appear to us today mainly in seventeenth-century garb, the illusion … Continue reading

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