Monday, December 9, 2013

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian architect and artist who worked mainly in Rome, Italy.  He was credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture of his time and was the leading sculptor of his age.  He was known for a wide range of ability, being able to show dramatic narratives all the way to showing intense psychological states and grand sculptures.  With these skills, he was known as a successor of Michelangelo. During Bernini's career, he was given many important commissions which many were under the papacy.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, self-portrait, c1623.jpg
Here are some of his works:

St. Peter's Square
St Sebastian (Gianlorenzo Bernini).JPG
Saint Sebastian

Fontana del Quattro Fiumi

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