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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Emilio Retrosi's publication Per il terzo centenario della nascita di Gianlorenzo Bernini architetto e scultore sommo (Tipografia V.
It was thus obvious to any viewer of the Exposicion," Pilar continues, "that Isabelo Tampinco was the Philippines' premier maestro of sculpture, who had filled up the ceilings, walls and columns of churches, palaces and houses in his country with elegant sculptures and architectural ornaments, masterpieces that had brought him in comparison with the titans of European sculpture, his idols Michelangelo and Gianlorenzo Bernini.
Dickerson III of the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth acquired a missing masterpiece by Gianlorenzo Bernini for his collection, he teamed with Metropolitan Museum sculpture curator (now director of the Frick Collection) Ian Wardropper to make it the cornerstone (and cover image) of this exhibition.
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.
The origins of the Baroque can be traced back to papal Rome in the early part of the 17th century and to the great triumvirate of the style's pioneers: Gianlorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona, whose works in architecture, painting and sculpture established the principal characteristics of the style.
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.
In many ways the most intriguing part of Bal's very interesting essay is a section in which Bourgeois's Spider is freely compared to selected works by Gianlorenzo Bernini.