Giovanni Bernini Biography

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an Italian artist and a prominent architect who worked principally in Rome. He was the leading sculptor of his age, credited with creating the Baroque style of sculpture. In addition, he painted, wrote plays, and designed metalwork and stage sets.

Bernini possessed the ability to depict dramatic narratives with characters showing intense psychological states, but also organise large-scale sculptural works which convey a magnificent grandeur. His skill in manipulating marble ensured he was considered a worthy successor of Michelangelo, far outshining other sculptors of his generation, including his rival, Alessandro Algardi. His talent extended beyond the confines of his sculpture to consideration of the setting in which it would be situated; his ability to synthesise sculpture, painting and architecture into a coherent conceptual and visual whole has been termed by the art historian Irving Lavin the "unity of the visual arts". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Giovanni Bernini
Nationality:
Italy
Profession:
Architect
Ethnicity:
Italian people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
December 7, 1598
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
November 28, 1680
Age at Death:
81
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