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Bernini: Art as Theatre - Warwick, Genevieve
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Bernini: Art as Theatre forges a new analysis of Baroque illusionism through a study of this artist's sculptural ensembles. Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was a sculptor, architect, and painter, but also a court scenographer, playwright, actor, and director. Bernini's work in theater served as a wellspring for his art's visual effects. Theater was the dominant cultural paradigm of the Baroque, manifest in the rise of opera and ballet, as well as increasingly magnificent scenographic technologies for the performed rituals ...

Bernini: Art as Theatre 2012, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300187069