Bolgi, Andrea (1605-1656)

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Andrea Bolgi, Italian sculptor, was born in Carrara in 1605 and died in Naples in 1656. His formation as a sculptor took place in Tuscany, and later in Rome, when he entered the group of artist around G.L.Bernini, with who he worked in St Peter's over the colossal statue of Sant'Elena (1639). The influence of Bernini could be traced in works executed after 1640 in Naples. His best works were portraits, where merge Tuscanian preciseness of signs and rich picturesque image of Bernini: Cappella Cacace in the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples.

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