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Art or secret?

ART baroque, secret history.
Colourful, emotional art of baroque was created mainly for service of religion. It sought to stun the viewer, to awaken in is mute sublime feelings, but his prime target was to enter believing in the world of miracles, ecstatic revelations and moments of triumph of Christian belief. Or nevertheless all masterpieces of art created by Bernini had
some other intention?
B 17 a century Italy kept the leading position as a source of new art ideas and inclusion, and in Rome all also masters of a brush and a cutter from all continent were flown down. The art styles which arose in Italy steadily became a role model far beyond its limits. Baroque style dominated in art throughout 17 and parts 18 of century, having captured all Europe and Latin America.
Genius of baroque.
the Most great and versatily gifted genius of baroque was the glorified sculptor, the brilliant architect, the painter and the poet Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680). Bernini`s
is a sculptor was a virtuoso in true spirit of baroque. Left from - under its cutter marble comes to life tolite soft warmth of skin, gloss and fluidity of fabrics, and folds of draperies as if wave on a breeze. In difference from early sculptures, its mature works look from the unique point and are, as a rule, placed in the architectural interior created especially for them from which as if come up towards to the viewer. This carefully thought over artistic touch is very characteristic of art of baroque. The master often to seek to involve the viewer in opening to his look magic which will completely thaw if to bypass around a sculpture.
From all titanic work of Bernini on an interior of a cathedral St. Petra the Canopy - the majestic canopy (height of 29 m) over a throne from gilded bronze built over that place where, according to the legend, St. Pyotr and St. Pavel were buried most of all blows the mind. Its twisted columns symbolize continuity of Christianity through Constantinople to the ancient temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.
“St. Theresa`s ecstasy“ This well-known composition of Bernini is in a chapel of the Roman church Santa - Maria put Vittoria. All architectural surroundings of a sculpture is aimed at bringing the viewer into reverential religious awe. Realness of figures completely answers the description with St. Theresa of the ecstatic experience …
To number of other its Roman masterpieces possesses also the fountain of four rivers on Navon`s pyatsets. Four main figures in this sculptural group symbolize the great rivers (elements of water, one of four elements) of different continents - Danube, Nile, Ganges, La - to Plath. All of them are grouped around the original antique obelisk dominating over all composition.
is Very interesting also the fact that, Bernini who worked under the animated religious note which it so showed in the sculptures is not the fact that he was a priverzhenik of this religion, even absolutely on the contrary there is a theory which says that it was a member of the award “Illyuminati“ which did not recognize religion which was imposed by Catholic church, members of this brotherhood were supporters of science (and as it is known that at that time the question about sciences and churches was particularly acute very much). There is such hypothesis that Bernini thus (being in the highest echelon of a brotherhood of Illyuminati) placing the sculptures in those places where he wanted, and modeled the sculptures on plans of “Illyuminati“ (which bore the hidden sense, it was available only educated, become on the way of light) carried out the plan of a brotherhood.
Here such very confused and incredibly interesting era of Baroque style which conceals in itself many not revealed secrets which will force society to turn views of reality still more than once