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

Marble, height 243 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome


Apollo and Daphne
Galleria Borghese, Rome



Bacchanal: A Faun Teased by Children

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


Martyrdom of St Lawrence

Marble, 66 x 108 cm
Contini Bonacossi Collection, Florence

Aeneas, Anchises, and Ascanius

Marble, height: 220 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome



Marble, height 170 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Neptune and Triton

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

The Rape of Proserpina

Marble. height 295 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Bust of Thomas Baker
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

Marble, height 450 cm
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican



Marble, height 280 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Bust of Cardinal Armand de Richelieu

Musee du Louvre, Paris

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