Beyond Michelangelo: The Deadly Rivalry Between Borromini and Bernini: Nick J. Mileti

ISBN: 9781413491708

Published: September 19th 2005

Hardcover

608 pages


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Beyond Michelangelo: The Deadly Rivalry Between Borromini and Bernini:  by  Nick J. Mileti

Beyond Michelangelo: The Deadly Rivalry Between Borromini and Bernini: by Nick J. Mileti
September 19th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 608 pages | ISBN: 9781413491708 | 5.31 Mb

Meticulously researched over a ten-year period, Nick Mileti has pieced together a gripping account of one of the most famous, but largely unexamined, artistic rivalries ever---the one-sided rivalry between the architect, Francesco Borromini (theMoreMeticulously researched over a ten-year period, Nick Mileti has pieced together a gripping account of one of the most famous, but largely unexamined, artistic rivalries ever---the one-sided rivalry between the architect, Francesco Borromini (the instigator), and GianLorenzo Bernini, the greatest overall artist in history.

Without a doubt, a number of his startling, but logical, observations and conclusions will send Bernini, Borromini, and Baroque scholars scrambling back to their libraries and computers. ----------- Everything came easy for GianLorenzo Bernini---his art, his style, even his loves. A confidant of monarchs, princes and popes, Bernini was a more talented sculptor and architect than Michelangelo, more successful with the ladies than Raphael, cooler than Guido Reni, and had more common sense than Galileo.

The urbane Bernini was a sought-after conversationalist, got rich from his art, and even dressed nice. Bernini has been called the sanest genius who ever lived. Francesco Borrominis life, on the other hand, was a daily struggle. His own worse enemy, he was one of the first afflicted with what is now called artistic temperament.

He was anti-social, morose, suspicious, quarrelsome, disdained money, and irritated everyone he felt was interfering with his artistic vision---especially his patrons. Worse, Borromini knocked on Berninis door all of his life and came up with a handful of marble dust.

What does one do when faced with the impossible (self-imposed) task of topping the greatest all-around artist in history? Heres what you do: For your entire adult life you try every devious, malicious trick you can think of. When nothing works, you kill yourself.



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