Baroque and Rococo


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Gianlorenzo Bernini



 

 
 
Gianlorenzo Bernini

(b Naples, 7 Dec 1598; d Rome, 28 Nov 1680).

Sculptor, architect, draughtsman and painter, son of Pietro Bernini. He is considered the most outstanding sculptor of the 17th century and a formative influence on the development of the Italian Baroque style. His astonishing abilities as a marble carver were combined with an inventive genius of the highest order. From the mid-1620s the support of successive popes made his the controlling influence on most aspects of artistic production in Rome. Although his independent works of sculpture, both statues and portrait busts, are among the most brilliant manifestations of their kind in Western art, his genius found its highest expression in projects in which he combined sculpture, painting and architecture with scenographic daring and deep religious conviction to express more fervently than any other artist the spiritual vision of the Catholic Counter-Reformation Church.

 

 


Self-Portrait as a Young Man

c. 1623
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 

 


Self-Portrait as a Mature Man

1630-35
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 

 

 


Pope Urban VIII

1632
Oil on canvas, 67 x 50 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome
 

 


David with the Head of Goliath

1625
Oil on canvas, 75 x 65,5 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

 


Saint Andrew and Saint Thomas

c. 1627
Oil on canvas, 59 x 76 cm
National Gallery, London
 
 

Portrait of a Boy

c. 1638
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome

 

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