La Fontana Pretoria di Palermo. Analisi stilistica e nuovo commento

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[automatically translated] The Pretoria Fountain is designed according to the "global" method of art history, or from the study of materials and techniques, the styles, the iconography and iconology. It has conducted a detailed examination of Francesco Camilliani, the main sculptor of Pretoria Fontana, highlighting the classicist components inside the mannerisms of the fountain. It has published an unpublished manuscript of 1709 of Father Biagio Di Benedetto, who reinterprets esoterically-key Egyptianising the Pretoria Square. Exemplary is the reading that Father Di Benedetto gave a statue of a river, which he called the Nile. In other words, the Nile and Egypt were at Palermo in the eighteenth-century figurative culture.
Original languageItalian
ISBN (Print)889013644-8
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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