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Bernini"s bust of Louis XIV.. by Rudolf Wittkower

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


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Bernini's bust of Louis XIV. London: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Wittkower, Rudolf, Bernini's bust of Louis XIV. London: Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. The Bust of Louis XIV was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was an Italian artist. The piece was made in when the artist visited Paris for a diplomatic exchange. He was to create new pieces of art for the Louvre Palace, but Louis XIV wanted him to also make a portrait bust.   English: The Journal written by Paul Fréart de Chantelou, which records Bernini's visit to Paris in , describes in detail the gestation of his marble bust of Louis XIV, which took forty days to in's design of the Palais du Louvre failed to please Louis XIV. Nevertheless the king showered Bernini with honours and commissioned his portrait bust from ption: Bust of Louis XIV of France. And for the place of the bust in Bernini’s life and career I recommend Charles Avery’s Bernini: Genius of the Baroque (Thames & Hudson, ), for which photographs were specially taken by David Finn, many of electrifying beauty. Bernini’s bust of Louis XIV is not, perhaps, his greatest work.

English: The Journal written by Paul Fréart de Chantelou, which records Bernini's visit to Paris in , describes in detail the gestation of his marble bust of Louis XIV, which took forty days to in's design of the Palais du Louvre failed to please Louis XIV. Nevertheless the king showered Bernini with honours and commissioned his portrait bust from him.   It was under this Louis’ long reign that France’s presence was extended to the Americas, Africa and India. - The sculptor and architect, Gian Lorenzo Bernini () came to Paris from Italy for a few months to design a new east wing of the Louvre for Louis XIV, but the task ended up being completed by architect Claude Perrault. "Bust of Louis XIV 'Sun King'" Bernini's bust tells us of the illustrious, ethereal nature of the ruler. His head tilted upwards, his chin upwards, and his gaze is not right at the spectators. Louis is elevated above the pedestal and flourish, purely decorative. Bernini gives the flowing drapery a gust of wind, an elevation of the figure up. Bust of Louis XIV Marble, height 80 cm Musée National du Château, Versailles: With his bust of Louis XIV Bernini supplied a model for all Europe in the Baroque period. The heroic note is set by the bust, no longer a truncated half-bust with funerary allusions, but vigorously alive and imperious.

The Equestrian Statue of King Louis XIV is a sculpture designed and partially executed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who was originally brought to France to design a new facade of the Louvre, a portrait bust, and an equestrian i first discussed the project while in France in the mids, but it did not start until later in the decade, when back in Rome. The Portrait Bust of King Louis XIV was finished in and was delivered to the King on October 5, , shortly before the foundation for Bernini’s fourth project was laid (fig. 2).[1] This bust presents the King in a lace collar and flowing cloak. He looks away from the viewer, as if . 3D model of the bust of Louis XIV sculpted by Gian-Lorenzo Bernini, says Bernini. Gian Lorenzo Bernini () was invited to France by Louis XIV in Told to accompany him and act as interpreter, Paul Fréart de Chantelou wrote down everything the great Roman artist said and did. The vitality of Petersson's book is drawn directly from the sculpture of Bernini, an artist now regarded as the true successor of Michelangelo. It differs from others by bringing the reader inside the sculptural process, from genesis to completed form. Frequently Bernini had to solve uniquely interesting problems and his innovative talents never well as presenting the brilliant.