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bernini falling into the baroque

Baroque master. Bernini. He beheld the roots of heaven and found they were made of stone…. Bernini lived on to serve three more popes,but they made fewer demands on his talent, than the first five popes did. Bernini was to … Continue reading

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bernini: esoteric rome

After a lumpy and bumpy sojourn in Paris for six months, Bernini had realized that the locus of power had shifted to France; Louis XIV had assumed the mantle of chief patron of the arts as an expression and extension … Continue reading

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bernini: don’t let the sun king go down on him

Bernini’s six months at the French court. A total failure. The artist who believed his gifts came from god would inevitably clash with a king who considered himself crowned by god. A collision of two forms of divine right as … Continue reading

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