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
 


Francesco Maria Schiaffino.

 

 


Francesco Maria Schiaffino

Francesco Maria Schiaffino (1688 January 3, 1763) was an Italian sculptor of the Rococo or late-Baroque, mainly active in his native city of Genoa.

Born into a family of sculptors, including his older brother Bernardo Schiaffino. In 172124, he apprenticed in the Roman studio of Camillo Rusconi. Returning to Genoa, he executed such works as St Dominic for the Teatro Carlo Felice, and Pluto and Proserpine sculpted for the Palazzo Reale. In 1738 he designed the theatrical funeral monument to Caterina Fieschi Adorno for the church of Santissima Annunziata di Portoria, Genoa. In 1739, he also designed wax models of eight apostles and four doctors of the church (modelled after the apostle statues in the niches of San Giovanni in Laterano by Rusconi and others; these were used by Diego Francesco Carlone, to execute in stucco for the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Carignano. He had statues sent to the towns of Sestri, Camogli, and Albizzuola.

 

 

 


Francesco Maria Schiaffino
. Immaculate Conception
1762
Marble
Palazzo Doria Lamba, Genoa




Francesco Maria Schiaffino
. Le Duc de Richelieu,
maréchal de France, en habit de l'ordre du Saint-Esprit
1748

 

 

Ercole Lelli.
 

 


Ercole Lelli

Ercole Lelli (17021766) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque, active mainly in Northern Italy, including his native city of Bologna, as well as Padua and Piacenza.

He was a pupil of Giovanni Pietro Zanotti. He excelled in the study of the anatomy of the human body as well as painting; and helped prepare artistic anatomical wax displays at the Bolognese University. A few pictures are extant, including a Virgin and child with St. Anthony of Padua and St. Clara for the church of Sant' Andrea delle Scuole at Bologna; and a St. Fidèle for the church of the Cappuccini at Piacenza. He was an eminent teacher of design, and became director of the Academy at Bologna, the city where he died. He has also left some engravings, such as Hagar and Islimael.

 

 

 


Ercole Lelli



Anatomical wax statues


 


Adam and Eve
1742-51
Museum of the Department of Human Anatomy, Bologna University.
These two anatomicai wax statues were created specifically for teaching purposes.
They were typical of the age of the Encyclopedie, published in 1751-76.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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