Gian Lorenzo Bernini

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Bernini, Gian Lorenzo

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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Unusual for his time, Gian Lorenzo Bernini lived a long and productive life.
For instance, Gian Lorenzo Bernini employed this very convexity to define the right cheek of the angel with the dart in his white life-size marble Ecstasy of Saint Teresa (1647-52) in the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome.
Architectural entries include not only enshrined figures such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Andrea Palladio, but also important innovators such as Pier Luigi Nervi, whose design of the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal in New York embodies both the practical and the aesthetic aspects of construction, and Renzo Piano, whose thoughtful additions to the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, complement Richard Meier's distinctive original design.
The thriller also involves a psychopathic Middle Eastern murderer, signs hidden in sculptures by the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Vatican Swiss guards with yellow tights and walkie-talkies, obscenely murdered naked cardinals, a pope who has fathered a test tube baby and an American who falls out of the sky and survives.
In tempera on wood, wood and ivory, polychromed wood, silver, gilded bronze, oil on canvas, ivory and parchment, artists, some famous such as Lorenzo Lotto, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and Pietro da Cortona, and others unknown represent the most fateful moments in history when by His death, Jesus became our means of salvation.
He was championed by the celebrated architect and sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and had the opportunity to decorate one of the most important churches in Rome, the Gesu.
Like Kenneth Auger and Mike Nelson before him, Joachim Koester, with his 2005-2006 contribution, evinced a fascination with Aleister Crowley's Villa Santa Barbara near Cefalu, Sicily, while Pietro Roccasalva's Myrrhma, 2008, was an environment that chucked together Marcus Aurelius, the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and the Bible in a valiant effort to make something stick.
BY THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, Gian Lorenzo Bernini had produced more portraits than any sculptor since antiquity.