Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER SIX
 

THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
 

PAINTING
ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

 
 


ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE


Niccolo Salvi.
 


Niccolo Salvi, Nicola also spelled Niccolò (born Aug. 6, 1697, Rome [Italy]ódied Feb. 8, 1751, Rome), Italian sculptor and architect whose late Roman Baroque masterpiece is the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

After studying painting and architecture, Salvi competed unsuccessfully in 1732 for the commission to make the facade of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, but in the same year his project for the Trevi Fountain was chosen in preference to those of many competitors. Most of his energy was absorbed by the work; he was responsible not only for the overall design but also for the details of the decoration and the program of the statuary. After Salviís death, Giuseppe Pannini finished the fountain in 1762, somewhat altering the original scheme. The idea of combining palace front and fountain was derived from a project by Pietro da Cortona, but the grand pageantry of the fountainís central triumphal arch with its mythological and allegorical figures, natural rock formations, and gushing water was Salviís. Salvi also executed minor works in churches and, with Luigi Vanvitelli, enlarged Gian Lorenzo Berniniís Odescalchi Palace.



Niccolo Salvi.
Fontana di Trevi
1732-62
Marble
Piazza di Trevi, Rome

 


Fontana di Trevi
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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