TITLE

Pietro da Cortona, Pittoni, and the plight of Polyxena

AUTHOR(S)
Posner, Donald
PUB. DATE
September 1991
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Sep91, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p399
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the painting entitled "Sacrifice of Polyxena," by Pietro da Cortona. Acknowledgement that the painting evidently triggered the rapid advancement of Pietro da Cortona's career and his almost instantaneous establishment as a leading member of the artistic equipe that served the new pope, Urban VIII, and his entourage; Imaginative power with which the artist configured an unusual and problematic subject.
ACCESSION #
9112091983

 

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