Analysis of Balthasar Permoser's Bust of Marsyas

This exhibit will analyze the composition, form, and medium of Balthasar Permoser's Bust of Marsyas and its relationship with its source narrative. It will demonstrate how Permoser distilled the narrative into its most pivotal moment, the flaying of Marsyas, and how this is reflected in the piece. It will identify the characteristics of Baroque style present in the piece, Gian Lorenzo Bernini's influence on the piece, and its part in the movement as a whole.

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James Berrigan