TITLE

The Discourse of Failure in Seventeenth-Century Rome: Prospero Bresciano's Moses

AUTHOR(S)
Ostrow, Steven F.
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun2006, Vol. 88 Issue 2, p267
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes the issues surrounding the centerpiece of Fontana dell'Acqua Felice, the statue of Moses, which is created by Prospero Bresciano. The Fontana, a monumental fountain in the form of a triumphal arch, is situated at the Piazza di S. Bernardo in Quirinal Hill in Rome, Italy. Moses is one of the largest statues carved in late-sixteenth-century Rome. Its most striking aspect is its strange proportions which are emphatically wrong. The basic issue underlying the reception of the Moses concerns its author.
ACCESSION #
21200786

 

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