BERNINI AND LOUIS XIV: A DUEL OF EGOS

@article{Zarucchi2006BERNINIAL,
  title={BERNINI AND LOUIS XIV: A DUEL OF EGOS},
  author={J. M. Zarucchi},
  journal={Source: Notes in the History of Art},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={32 - 38}
}
From June to October 1665, Gianlorenzo Bernini spent a brief but memorable sojourn in France to supervise construction of the design for an expansion of the Louvre.1 During this visit, Bernini received a number of commissions, including a portrait bust and an equestrian statue of Louis XIV. The design for the Louvre, however, was never carried out, and the episode has been ana lyzed by numerous art historians as evi dence that the originality and inherently "Italian" character of Bernini's… Expand

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