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CAPOLAVORI IN FESTA: EFFIMERO BAROCCO A LARGO DI PALAZZO (1683-1759) {Festival Masterpieces: Ephemeral Baroque in the Palace Square (1683-1759)}. Palazzo Reale, Naples, 1997. Organized by Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali, Soprintendenza per i Beni Ambientali e Architettonici di Napoli e Provincia et al. Published by Electa Napoli, Naples. 254 pp. with 257 ills. (75 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 8843586998 In Italian.
Provides a scholarly review of artistic, political and cultural aspects of the elaborate festivals and ceremonies staged in the square of the Palazzo Reale in Naples during the late Baroque period. Panoramic images of public celebrations, portraits, architectural and decorative designs, and canvases by Luca Giordano, Francesco Solimena and other artists are among the more than 100 paintings, drawings, prints and book illustrations documented in the catalogue's detailed entries. Thirteen essays examine such topics as the evolution of court portraiture from the Renaissance to the 18th century, the tableaux commissioned for the 1684 festival of Corpus Domini, and the character of Neopolitan Baroque music.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Painting, Several Media
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 026443
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