Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Bernini, Gian Lorenzo

(1598–1680)
Italian architect and sculptor whose works include the Trevi Fountain (Illus.) Rome, in 1632. He designed St. Peter’s Piazza (Illus.), the Vatican, and the Colonnade (Illus.), a huge elliptical space surrounded by a colonnade with columns four deep in (1656).
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For too long, the architectural accomplishments of Pietro Berrettini da Cortona (1597-1669), widely acknowledged as a leading painter and decorator in Rome (and Florence) from the 1630s-60s, have been eclipsed by the more spectacular achievements of his contemporaries, Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini.
The Angels and Demons tour takes you round various sites that in the novel are alleged to have been put there by the mysterious Illuminati, a secret sect of anti-Christian scientists and philosophers, which included people like Galileo and Gianlorenzo Bernini, whose architecture of course almost defines Rome.
His book brought to bright life the great forces--noblemen, cardinals, ecclesiastics and the religious orders--who shaped the careers of such illustrious artists as Gianlorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona.
Gianlorenzo Bernini was the subject of two monographic biographies, each begun prior to his death in 1680: the first by the biographer and art critic Filippo Baldinucci (1682), and the second by the artist's youngest son Domenico (1713).
He has always been a model to Fred, himself an engraver, typographer and designer, who likens Tyson Smith's work in Liverpool to that of Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), the greatest Italian sculptor of his generation, the chosen one of popes, famed for the baldacchino at St Peter's, Rome.
Secondly we have Charles Avery's superb study of the great Italian architect, Gianlorenzo Bernini in Bernini: Genius of the Baroque ([pounds sterling]24.
Italian Renaissance sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, for instance, was a vainglorious type and friend of Pope Urban VII, who nearly beat his younger brother to death for having made the mistake of sleeping with his married mistress.
The lead sculpture, after the portrait by Gianlorenzo Bernini, is one of only three versions known to exist.
Gianlorenzo Bernini redesigned this during the 1600's in the form of an amphitheatre facing the new imperial dais, the raised pediment of the basilica, at the summit of which stands the risen Christ with the banner of his triumph, the cross which has been transformed into a trophy.
Included are sculptures, tapestries, scientific instruments, maps, armor, books, and paintings by artists such as El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Tiziano Vecellio (aka Titian), Gianlorenzo Bernini, Diego Velazquez, and Francisco de Goya.
Included are sculptures, tapestries, scientific instruments, maps, armor, books and paintings by artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Diego Velazquez and Francisco de Goya.
Among the artists that Challis Davy felt had to be included were the Italian master of Baroque sculpture, Gianlorenzo Bernini, whose extraordinary "Ecstasy of St.