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(gäl`lē dä bēbyā`nä), family of Italian artists of the 17th and 18th cent. Giovanni Maria Galli da Bibiena, 1625–65, studied with Francesco Albani and painted chiefly altarpieces, examples of which are to be seen in the churches of Bologna. His son, Ferdinando Galli Bibiena, 1657–1743, the most renowned of the group, became celebrated throughout Europe for his architectural views and theatrical designs and for his magnificent decorations for public and court festivities. He wrote several treatises on architecture. A master of baroque illusionism, he created an effect of depth by extending the set pieces of his scene designs beyond the proscenium arch. Francesco Galli Bibiena, 1659–1739, brother of Ferdinando, is celebrated chiefly as the designer of great European theaters. Other members of the family include Alessandro Galli Bibiena, 1687–c.1769, son of Ferdinando, a fresco painter and architect; Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, 1696–1756, second son and pupil of Ferdinando and, like him, renowned for his sumptuous decorations, designed principally for the courts and theaters of Vienna, Munich, Dresden, Bayreuth, and Prague; Antonio Galli Bibiena, 1700–1774, third son of Ferdinando, an architect and designer; and Carlo Galli Bibiena, 1728–1787, the son of Giuseppe, a painter and architect employed at many of the European courts.


See A. H. Mayor, The Bibiena Family (1940).

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Asentemos que estamos hablando de un recinto proyectado en 1765 por Antonio Galli da Bibiena (1697-1774), (1) quien llego a considerarse como el mas insigne arquitecto, tratadista y escenografo italiano de su epoca.
Fondee en octobre 1744 par Domingo Oliveri qui commanda a Rome des oeuvres de Serlio, Scamozzi, Fontana, Bibiena, Borromini, Palladio et Bernin, la bibliotheque refleta avec le temps la dimension plus francaise des modeles proposes aux etudiants.
28) The predella scene is from a Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints by Bicci di Lorenzo (1371-1452) in the church of Sant'Ippolito, Bibiena.
En el principio de la Sonata, Bradomin menciona el nombre: "Yo soy Bibiena di Renzo, por la linea de mi abuela paterna, Julia Aldegrina, hija del principe Maximo de Bibiena, que murio en 1770 envenenado por la famosa comedianta Simoneta la Cortticelli .
En 1697, el principe Ferdinando (1663-1713), apasionado de la musica, habia encargado a Ferri, como arquitecto de la Corte, la construccion de un nuevo teatro en el tercer piso de la Villa de Pratolino, cuyas primeras decoraciones escenograficas vinieron de la mano de Bibiena y donde tuvieron actuaciones antologicas Scarlatti y muy presumiblemente Haendel, y en las que estuvo notablemente implicado el mecenas de los eventos.
Margravine Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, the sister of Frederick II of Prussia, was another passionate patron with a vision for her fiefdom: she had a new opera house built to mark her daughter's wedding in 1748; it was designed by the then world-famous architect and theatrical designer Giuseppe Galli Bibiena.
a: 214-215; Bibiena, 1732: 58), como as que certamente foram utilizadas por varios autores (Figura 5 e Figura 6) e certamente por Andrea Pozzo, por exemplo, na criacao das anamorfoses planas realizadas cerca de 1680 e que hoje verificamos nas superficies das paredes do corredor da Casa Professa de Gezu (Figura 7 e Figura 8) (Luca, 2000: 51-58; Fazolo, 2004: 149-154; Migliari, 2000: 71-81), podem agora ser readaptadas, na criacao de novos projectos.
The arch and columns, he notes, are quotations from the famous Bibiena settings still in use at Cesky Krumlov and Drottningholm.
Clerici, a former student of Ferdinando Bibiena in Parma, came, via Vienna, to London before May 1716, when he is reported to have provided a scene, not recorded in Morselli's libretto, for Pirro e Demetrio at the King's Theatre that month, according to Highfill, Burnim and Langhans's Biographical Dictionary of Actors .
If this was ever tolerable, it's been inexcusable for years: Canadian scenography is increasingly visible internationally, and the services of our modern-day Bibiena, Michael Levine, are in demand from London to Paris to New York.
There is in this work an implicit recognition that life in and among buildings equates to theater--an inference redoubled by the artist's many intricate drawings based on architectural stage designs (in the style of Juvarra and Giuseppe Galli Bibiena, among others).
If the budget's tight, the Bibiena loose cover chair, pounds 69, is available in a red pineapple print.