Baroque and Rococo

 

Baroque and Rococo Art Map



 

          
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.

 

 

 


Apollo and Daphne

1622-25
Marble, height 243 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 

 


Apollo and Daphne
(detail)
1622-25
Marble
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 
 

 

 


Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children

1616-17
Marble, height 132,1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
 

 

Martyrdom of St Lawrence

1614-15
Marble, 66 x 108 cm
Contini Bonacossi Collection, Florence
 
 

Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius

1618-19
Marble, height: 220 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 

 


David

1623-24
Marble, height 170 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 
 

Neptune and Triton

1620
Marble, height 182,2 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
 
 

The Rape of Proserpina

1621-22
Marble. height 295 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 
 

Bust of Thomas Baker
1638
Marble, height 81,6 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London


 

Bust of Costanza Bonarelli

c. 1635
Marble, height 70 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence
 

 


Saint Longinus

1631-38
Marble, height 450 cm
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican
 

 


Truth

1645-52
Marble, height 280 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 
 

Bust of Cardinal Armand de Richelieu

1640-41
Marble
Musee du Louvre, Paris
 
 

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