Gianlorenzo Bernini

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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.

The Rape of Proserpina (1621-22).

Fontana di Trevi. Trevi Fountain by Nicola Salvi with many Bernini touches.

At Borghese Museum and Gallery, Rome.

The "twin" Churches of Santa Maria di Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Rome.

See also

The Fountain of the Four Rivers at Plaza Navona, Rome.

External links

Piazza and Colonnade at Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican