This work describes a selection of widely admired masterpieces. The works chosen are Antonio Canova’s Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Vintrix, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s David, Apollo and Daphne, and Rape of Persephone, Caravaggio’s Boy with a Fruit Basket, Raphael’s Deposition of Christ and Lady with a Unicorn, Domenichino's Diana and her Nymphs, and Titian’s Sacred and Profane Love. Although these are all highly renowned works amply described in the past, this book’s didactic intent is to supply the analytical tools required to provide readers with a truly in-depth knowledge of these masterpieces. This book is available also in Italian, English nd French ed.
Giunge alla sua terza ristampa il volume di Anna Lo Bianco sulla volta del salone al piano nobile di Palazzo Barberini, dipinta a fresco da Pietro da Cortona per celebrare l’ascesa al soglio pontificio di Urbano VIII e della sua famiglia.