Cataloge for Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome The brilliantly expressive clay models created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini offer extraordinary insights into his creative imagination. The catalogue Bernini: Sculpting in Clay seeks a deeper understanding of the sculptor through a careful analysis of fifty-two terracotta models. The richly illustrated publication features essays by Ian Wardropper, director of the Frick Collection; C. D. Dickerson, curator of European art at the Kimbell; and Anthony Sigel, conservator of objects and sculpture at the Struas Center for Conservations and Technical Studies at Harvard Art Museums, on topics such as Bernini's education as a modeler, the relationship between his models and drawings, the use of different types of terracotta models in the sculptor's shop, and contemporary responses to the models. It also contains an illustrated glossary by Sigel.

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay is available in hardcover for $65. It is published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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