FOGGINI, Giambattista
(b. 1652, Firenze, d. 1725, Firenze)

Time Ravishing Beauty

Bronze, height 54,6 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Foggini concentrated on bronzes and small-scale works. Many of these were created as diplomatic gifts to be sent abroad or presented to the visitors at the court of Cosimo III. Almost exclusively Classical in subject matter, the best preserved still retain a reddish-brown patination and translucent lacquer; they display basic formulae derived from Giambologna and newly energized by the example of Bernini.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Alessandro Stradella: Sinfonia avanti il Barcheggio