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Ecstasy of St. Teresa; St. Teresa in Ecstasy
Ecstasy of St. Teresa; St. Teresa in Ecstasy
Other Title(s)Ecstasy of St. Teresa; St. Teresa in Ecstasy
TitleEcstasy of St. Teresa
Record Typework
Type of WorkSculpture; Baroque Sculpture
Measurements3.5 m high
Materialmarble and bronze
Creator (Artist/Architect)Bernini, Gian Lorenzo (1598-1680)
Date1647-1652
LocationItaly, Rome; Santa Maria della Vittoria
StyleBaroque
Period17th c
CultureItalian
SubjectSt. Teresa
Description/NotesImage from the spiritual autobiography of the Carmelite Saint Teresa of Avila. Cornaro Chapel is a shallow, wide side chapel near the head of the nave, on the left side. The St. Teresa sculpture is flanked by a group of carved figures (members of the Cornaro family in opera boxes on the side walls of the chapel. The settings on the side walls are carved, trompe l'oeil architecture: the figures are posed on balconies with dramatically receding barrel-vaulted ceilings.""""" Interesting articles and excerpts from other publications at " http://www.artchive.com/artchive/B/bernini.html " and http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/bio/b/bernini/gianlore/biograph.html" S. Maria della Vittoria itself was designed beginning ca. 1602-8 by Carlo Maderno (ca. 1556-1629).
Rights - Deposited ImageCharles K. Growdon and Marcia Cohn Growdon
Larger EntitySanta Maria della Vittoria; Cornaro Chapel
UNR Accession #06-MCG-0097-IT

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