The Bernini bust by Iain Pears

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About the Author. Iain Pears was born in Educated at Wadham College, Oxford, he has worked as a journalist, an art historian, and a television consultant in England, France, Italy, and the United States.

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A fun art history caper/5. He is the author of seven highly praised detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial, and historical subjects, as well as the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost He lives in Oxford, : Iain Pears.

Iain Pears is the author of the bestsellers An Instance of the Fingerpost, The Dream of Scipio, Stone’s Fall, and Arcadia, and a novella, The Portrait, as well as a series of acclaimed detective novels, a book of art history, and countless articles on artistic, financial and More about Iain Pears.

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Feckless British art expert Jonathan Argyll (The Titian Committee, ) should have known it was all too easy when the Arthur M. Moresby Museum's agent, James Langton, popped up out of the blue to buy the Titian whose sale Jonathan was hoping to broker. No sooner has Jonathan arrived in Los Angeles to observe the museum staff's authentication, though, than things go horribly awry.

Arthur M Author: Iain Pears. But it turns out there are a few devils loose in the City of Angels. Like the sneaky art dealer whom Argyll suspects of smuggling a Bernini bust out of Italy.

And the museum's imperious owner, who's got a lot more money than sense--and is murdered right before both the smuggler and the bust disappear Author: Iain Pears. Bernini, the most eloquent spokesman for the Italian Baroque and the counter-reformation, shines incandescently in this brilliant book.

Not many people know that Bernini's art, sculpture in particular, dominated the entire 17th century Italy unmatched to a degree even by Michelangelo's. Discover the best - Bernini, Gian Lorenzo in Best Sellers.

Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. The latter is preserved in a National Gallery Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Gian Lorenzo Bernini did the Bust of Pope Paul V in his early twenties shortly after Pope Paul death.

Paul Pope V was an uncle to Cardinal Scipione Borghese who was a patron to Lorenzo. The Bust. Bernini was an accomplished architect and occasionally painted.

Except as these talents relate to sculpture Hibbard is silent. There is scant coverage of the subjects personal story A fine primer for understanding the contribution of one of the greatest sculptors in history; this short book, replete with black and white photos, also helps The Bernini bust book /5(15).

Editions for The Bernini Bust: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in Home My Books. The Bust of Antonio Barberini is a portrait sculpture by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The figure is Cardinal Antonio Barberini, the younger brother of the Pope Urban VIII.

It was executed some time in the s. Rome [ edit ]. The Bust of Louis XIV is a marble portrait by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini. It was created in the year during Bernini's visit to Paris.

This sculptural portrait of Louis XIV of France has been called the "grandest piece of portraiture of the baroque age". The bust is on display at the Versailles Palace, in the Salon de Diane in the King's Grand Apartment. "The Bernini Bust" is a well-written art fraud caper, filled with likeable (though at times cliched) characters and a plot that clips along at a breezy pace.

The mystery is a bit too pat and easy to solve, and the novel has none of the magic and power of Pears' "An Instance of the Fingerpost"/5(5). The following is a list of works of sculpture, architecture, and painting by the Italian Baroque artist Gian Lorenzo numbering follows Rudolph Wittkower's Catalogue, first published in in Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque.

The Bernini Bust › Customer reviews; Customer reviews. out of 5 stars. out of 5. 33 customer ratings. 5 star 43% 4 star 18% Meanwhile, the books are readable, if there's nothing better or you happen to be in the mood. But "Fingerpost" is far, far superior to the mysteries.

Read more. Search. A document in the State Archive of Modena, dated 8 January ) says that " Bernini, commissioned by the Pope, has created a marble bust of Cardinal Borghese, for which he has been recompensed zecchini and a diamond worth scudi ".

A bust of Pope Pius V is smuggled out of Italy by a California museum owner and subsequently he is murdered. Art historian Jonathan Argyll calls on his old sweetheart, Flavia di Stefano of the Italian national art theft fund, to join him in Los Angeles to find the bust and the killer.

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and reading Bernini Bust Full Version books can offer so many benefits. The Bernini Bust by Pears, Iain and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Bernini Bust - AbeBooks Passion for books. The Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini made two Busts of Pope Paul V, where the first one is located in the Borghese Gallery in Rome.

It was created in The second bust was purchased by the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In The Bernini Bust, a privately owned Los Angeles museum has just made two unusual purchases – a painting that doesn't really fit into the museum's collection, from lovable but rather bumbling dealer Jonathan Argyll, and an assortment of half-rate (and possibly fake) classical sculpture from a known-to-be-crooked dealer/5(11).

Bernini book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Gian Lorenzo Bernini () was the most influential sculptor of his a /5(10). Buy The Bernini Bust by Iain Pears online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 8 editions - starting at $   The book uncovers and probes the person and the life behind Bernini’s bust of his mistress."—Clare Ford-Wille, The Art Newspaper "This is a ripping yarn in which Bernini and Costanza are brought to living, breathing, fucking life."—Brian Sewell, Evening Standard.

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Bernini and Charles I (1) 26 February Charles Saumarez Smith 3 Comments I had a letter this morning asking me about the story that, when Bernini received the triple portrait of Charles I by Van Dyck as the model for the bust which the King had commissioned, he is said to have declared, ‘Never have I beheld features more unfortunate’.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini () was the most influential sculptor of his ve and skilled, he virtually created the Baroque style. In hiseligious sculptures he excelled at capturing movement and extreme emotion,niting figures with their setting to create a single conception ofverwhelming intensity that expressed the fervour of Counter-Reformation ty and drama also 5/5(1).

The Bernini bust was completed in as a commission from Cardinal Scipione Borghese, a nephew of the papal leader who would become one of the artist’s most important patrons.

Also, there is a short biographical narrative, The Vita Brevis of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, written by his eldest son, Monsignor Pietro Filippo Bernini, in the mids. [70] Until the late 20th century, it was generally believed that two years after Bernini's death, Queen Christina of Sweden, then living in Rome, commissioned Filippo Baldinucci to write his biography, which was published in Florence in [71]Born: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 7 DecemberNaples.

Bernini is remembered as being particularly creative, always seeking to challenge himself and come up with new styles and ideas within this medium. Most importantly, Gian Lorenzo Bernini also had extraordinary technical skills, meaning his inventive mind could be effectively delivered in whichever form he was focusing on at that time.

Bernini has caught a transient expression which we are sure must have been most characteristic of his sitter." In Sarah McPhee's book, Bernini's Beloved, she writes that the bust "captures the riveting individuality of the sitter.

The passion of her youth, the recklessness of her behavior, the intelligence that would see her to wealth and. Item # Issued in conjunction with a exhibition of this sculptor rendered by Italian Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini () and his father, Pietro Bernini (). "Perhaps the most precocious sculptor in the history of art, Gian Lorenzo Bernini conceived this bust when he was only about seventeen years : Andrea Bacchi.

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Returning meanwhile to the business of the identification of the bust, in March Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco published a book: Berniniana. Novità sul regista del Barocco, in which he wrote:«the problem of the last monumental sculpture of Bernini, the Salvator mundi, still remains open, at least in my opinion».

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian artist who was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century and an outstanding architect as well. Bernini created the Baroque style of sculpture and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in a discussion of that style.

Get this from a library. The Bernini bust. [Iain Pears] -- A bust of Pope Pius V is smuggled out of Italy by a California museum owner and subsequently he is murdered. Art historian Jonathan Argyll calls on his old sweetheart, Flavia di Stefano of the. Get this from a library.

The Bernini bust. [Iain Pears] -- Jonathan Argyll has just sold a minor Titian to an American museum for a highly inflated price. But as he awaits his cheque in the Californian sunshine, trouble erupts: the museum's billionaire owner.

NO satisfactory image of Bernini's famous bust of Charles I which perished in the Whitehall palace fire of has hitherto come to light in modern times. The most widely accepted has been a mar- ble bust, now at Windsor (Fig), which Katherine Esdaile pub- lished as a copy after the Bernini .Gian Lorenzo Bernini Pluto and Proserpina (or The Rape of Proserpina) David Apollo and Daphne Baldacchino, Saint Peter's Bust of Medusa Ecstasy of Saint Teresa Cathedra Petri (Chair of St.

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