Maderno, Stefano (1576-1636)

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Stefano Maderno, Italian sculptor, was born in Bissone, Canton Ticino in 1576 and died in Rome in 1636. In the beginning of his carrier he was a restorer of the ancient statues, some of them he reproduced in bronze. The knowledge of the classic art helped him in realization of his most important work: Santa Cecilia in the church S.Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome, ordered by a cardinal Sfondrato who found the body of the saint in 1599, Maderno reproduced it in the same dimensions and pose in which the body was brought out to the light. The artist also worked on the decoration of the Cappella Borghese in S.Maria Maggiore.

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