An Ardent Patron: Cardinal Camillo Massimo and his antiquarian and artistic circle Lisa Beavan

ISBN: 9781903470985

Published: May 15th 2010

Hardcover

352 pages


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An Ardent Patron: Cardinal Camillo Massimo  and his antiquarian and artistic circle  by  Lisa Beavan

An Ardent Patron: Cardinal Camillo Massimo and his antiquarian and artistic circle by Lisa Beavan
May 15th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781903470985 | 5.52 Mb

This book examines the collecting practice and patronage of Camillo Massimo (1620-1677) in the context of the society that produced him, and demonstrates how his importance lies not simply in his own activities as a patron and collector, but in hisMoreThis book examines the collecting practice and patronage of Camillo Massimo (1620-1677) in the context of the society that produced him, and demonstrates how his importance lies not simply in his own activities as a patron and collector, but in his role as an active force promoting particular artists and enterprises in Rome and in his legacy and impact on the following century.

Massimo emerges from this study as a discerning patron with a clearly defined taste who created a collection remarkable for its coherence.-As the relative of Vicenzo Giustiniani and friend of Bellori and Poussin, Massimo was able to move easily among a number of intersecting social circles. As a contributor to the Galleria Giustiniana he had access to a large circle of foreign artists, including Claude Lorrain and Fran ois Duquesnoy. --Chapters cover Massimos family background and early influences, his role as Papal nuncio to the court of Philip IV of Spain, and as art agent for the Altieri papacy, as well as his exile in Roccasecca dei Volsci.

Using primary evidence in the form of the inventory, a manuscript building evaluation, prints, and Lafages drawings, Massimos piano nobile is reconstructed and the way in which he used his collection to reiterate particular themes and project a certain image to his visitors is analyzed.--Lisa Beaven is a lecturer in art history at La Trobe University, Australia.

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