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2016-08-05 18:42:34
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Sculptures > Bust of St Dominic (1630s)

Bust of St Dominic (1630s)

This extraordinary marble bust from the convent is one of the most complete remaining after the 1783 earthquake despite some damage to the face and left shoulder. It has been attributed to Giuliano Finelli (1602-1653) of Carrara who collaborated with Gianlorenzo Bernini on the famous group of Apollo and Daphne in the Borghese Gallery, Rome (1622-1625). The bust probably originates in the years preceding Finell’s stay in Naples. This can be surmised from his abundant use of drilling technique, especially on the beard and hair which feature strongly in the works belonging to his early Roman period. In Naples Finelli made the bronze statues for the chapel of St Gennaro including one of St Dominic which is, however, much simpler and less expressive than the one in Soriano.

(Mario Panarello)

POR CALABRIA FESR 2007/2013 L.I. 5.2.5.1
Avviso Pubblico Valorizzazione BBCC-II Edizione

ASSE V - RISORSE NATURALI, CULTURALI E TURISMO SOSTENIBILE

Obiettivo Specifico 5.2 - Valorizzare i beni e le attività culturali quale vantaggio comparato dalla regione Calabria per aumentare l'attrattività territoriale, per rafforzare la coesione sociale e migliorare la qualità della vita dei residenti.