Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598 - 1680) was an Italian architect, sculptor and painter. In Rome, for over 60 years, Bernini was the Architect of St. Peters under the patronage of Popes Urban VIII and Alexander VII. The Piazza of St. Peter's is one of his architectural works.
He is the one person responsible for Rome becoming a "City of Fountains". While best known for his monumental Baroque (verging on Rococo) sculpture, Bernini was also an architect and a gifted painter.
Apollo and Daphne.
At Borghese Museum and Gallery, Rome.