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Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was a famous Italian artist from the Baroque era.  One of his more renowned works is a marble figure group of Saint Teresa having her heart pierced by an angel.  This sculpture, the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, is located in the Cornaro Chapel in Rome, Italy.       


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Term

  • Bernini (Keyword)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N5300
  • N6415
  • NB623

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Adams, Laurie Schneider. Key Monuments of the Baroque. 2000.

                              Call Number: N6415 .B3  A33 2000

  • Avery, Charles. Bernini: Genius of the Baroque. 2006.

                              Call Number: NB623 .B5 A94 2006

  • Kleiner, Fred. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (10th Edition). 1996.

                                Call Number: N5300 .G25 1996

  • Martin, John Rupert. Baroque. 1977.

                                 Call Number: N6415 .B3 M37

  • Toman, Rolf (Ed.). Baroque: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting. 1998. 

                               Call Number: N6415 .B3 K8613 1998

Reference Materials

  • Bostrom, Antonia (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sculpture. 2004.

                                Call Number: REF NB198 .E53 2004 V. 1                             

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 153-155 (Bernini)

  •  Landi, Ann. Schirmer Encyclopedia of Art. 2002.

                                Call Number: REF N31 .L3 2002 V.1 

o     Vol. 1, pgs. 63-64

  • Marceau, Jo (Ed.). Art: A World History. 1998.

                                 Call Number: REF N5300 .A69513 1998

o   Pgs. 265-266

  • Turner, Jane (Ed.). Dictionary of Art. 1996.

                                  Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996 V.3

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 831-832 (Bernini)

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Grove Art Online – Oxford Art Online
  •  JSTOR
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on November 12, 2008

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