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 NINE
 

THE ROCOCO
 

ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
PAINTING

 
 


ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE

 

ITALY
 


Giacomo Serpotta.
 

 



Giacomo Serpotta

Giacomo Serpotta, (born March 10, 1656, Palermo [Sicily]—died Feb. 27, 1732, Palermo), the outstanding member of a family of Sicilian sculptors and stucco workers. His methods for creating the illusion of perspective and his asymmetrical arrangements of two or more independent decorations proved highly influential to German artists of the Rococo period.

In Palermo, Giacomo decorated the oratories of San Lorenzo (1690/98–1706), San Zita (1668–1718), and Rosario di San Domenico (1710–17), as well as the Palermo hospital chapel, the Archbishop’s Palace in Santa Chiara, and the Badia Nuova at Alcomo. His statues in San Francesco d’Assisi (1723) appear to be falling from air and not attached to the wall, even though all the figures, cupids, draperies, and garlands are on the same plane as the wall. He is credited with raising Sicilian stuccowork from a craft to an art.

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Giacomo Serpotta.Charity
Stucco, height 165 cm
Oratorio di San Lorenzo, Palermo





Giacomo Serpotta. La Mansuetudine.
Palermo, Oratorio di San Lorenzo




Giacomo Serpotta. La Costanza.
Palermo, Oratorio di San Lorenzo




Giacomo Serpotta. La Carita'
Palermo, Oratorio di San Lorenzo





Giacomo Serpotta. L'Ospitalita'
Palermo, Oratorio di San Lorenzo

 


Giacomo Serpotta. Stucco. Serpotta, Giacomo more
Oratorio di San Zita. Palermo, Sicily, Italy

 


Giacomo Serpotta. Stucco. Serpotta, Giacomo more
Oratorio di San Zita. Palermo, Sicily, Italy




Giacomo Serpotta. Stucco. Serpotta, Giacomo more
Oratorio di San Zita. Palermo, Sicily, Italy
 



Giacomo Serpotta. Interior decoration
1710-17
Stucco
Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, Palermo


Giacomo Serpotta. Fortitude
1710-17
White stucco and gilding, height 200 cm
Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, Palermo


Giacomo Serpotta. Humility
1710-17
White stucco
Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, Palermo




Giacomo Serpotta. Oratorio di San Domenico in Palermo




Giacomo Serpotta. Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico
Palermo, Sicily, Italy




Giacomo Serpotta. La Pace
Palermo, Oratorio di San Domenico




Giacomo Serpotta. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. S.Monica.
Giacomo Serpotta. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - Allegoria della Bonta.
Giacomo Serpotta. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino- Allegoria della Carità

 
 

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