The Apparition of Faith: The Performative Meaning of Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Decoration for the Cornaro Chapel
2012 (English)In: Performativity and Performance in Baroque Rome / [ed] Peter Gillgren Mårten Snickare, Farnham (UK) Burlington (USA): Ashgate, 2012, 179-200 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The article departs from the idea, expressed in Bernini's utterances on art, of a unique 'language' - between God and a human, between the artist and the person depicted. Such a 'language' is the communication issued in Bernini's installation of the human condition bordering on an existence in after-life, prefigured in the writings of Saint Teresa. Bernini uses the means of his idea of a bel composto, an interplay of art-forms where each one arrives at exceeding its 'rules'. This idea of 'exceeding the rules' of the art-form is in the chapel decoration an analogy for the message about a bodily resurrection in after-life, as this idea was explained in the Jesuit theology taught after the Councit of Trent.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham (UK) Burlington (USA): Ashgate, 2012. 179-200 p.
, Visual Culture in Early Modernity
Arts, Baroque, Italy, Rome, Performativity, Performance, Funerary chapels, Bernini
Research subject Art History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-76371ISBN: 9781409420996OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-76371DiVA: diva2:526403