Il ritratto scultoreo a Roma nel primo Settecento. Lambert Sigisbert Adam, Edme Bouchardon e Michelange Slodtz
by Chiara Carpentieri
The research intends to investigate the Roman portraiture’s production during the first half of the Eighteenth Century, starting from the experience of three French sculptors arrived in Rome after 1720: Edme Bouchardon, Lambert Sigisbert Adam and Michelange Slodtz. Throughout their training at the Académie de France in Rome, the three pensionnaires confronted themselves – by elaborating new models and undertaking different personal choices – with the Roman context. The choice of the three pensionnaires lies in their exceptional condition, highlighted by their long stay in Rome (Slodtz even opened his own atelier and extended his stay for ten years). The research focuses on the study of these influential French students through the lens of comparative analysis: it aims to identify models, typologies and formal characteristics of portrait and go beyond the conventional framework by analyzing sculptors for their capacity of creating new and original compositions.
Title: Il ritratto scultoreo a Roma nel primo Settecento. Lambert Sigisbert Adam, Edme Bouchardon e Michelange Slodtz
Author: Chiara Carpentieri
Series: Alti Studi sull’Età e la Cultura del Barocco
Publisher: Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo
Pages: 249 pp.