B A C K T O G A L L E R Y
ANGELS and DEMONS
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Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) finds an important clue hidden in the pages of and old Vatican ledger, in the Secret Vatican Archives.
He thinks that the reference relates to a Bernini sculpture, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa.
the reference : " angel's fire spear"
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Trish Gallaher Glenn, the Prop Master in this film, gave me the opportunity to collaborate with her in the creation of this beautiful book in the style of a real Vatican Ancient Ledger. We have many meetings with Ron Howard and Tom Hanks to get all the details of the book correct. It was interesting walking in the incredible realistic Vatican set with the book under my arm. Having meetings in "The SISTINE Chapel" with all the cardinals included. Very surreal.
I created more than fifty original water color illustrations and hand inked calligraphy text in italian, accounting for all the works commissioned from Bernini by the Pope Urbano VIII.
As usual in this type of jobs the research is fascinating, reading through the original italian ledgers provided by the Getty museum, I found the descriptions of the actual commision of the works and the actual price paid by the Pope for the sculptures including the dates of the commissions. Since I can read italian, I used this original depictions to create all the text in the book, reproducing the actual calligraphy from period. Even the aging of the papper was made by scanning the