Nicola Fumo (1649-1725) e la sua bottega. La scultura in legno barocca nel circuito del Mediterraneo
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The aim of the research was to examine the phenomenon of the circulation of wooden sculpture in the Mediterranean from Naples - the center of this traffic - to Spain, since the seventeenth century the Spanish Viceroy became not only the right place for artists and their meetings but also a production and supply center of the works. These were destined to the wealthy commission, local clerics, aristocrats and in addiction to foreign costumers. In that age the huge interest shown by people for the art and its different products, consecrated those apparently more artisanal and minor aspects of the activity of the workshops, giving the polychrome statuary a privileged position. This condition furthermore made a plenty favored to the progress of the specialist in the sector, close to the stylistic orientations of the marble slaves and painters but somewhat involved in the cultural climate of the century.