Philip Rylands, Bernini Sculptor

Recorded December 13, 2021

The greatest of all the Italian Baroque sculptors, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) carved with astonishing skill and inventiveness and surpassed Michelangelo in his liberation of sculptural form from the restraints of the marble block, in his skill in portraiture, and in the invention of theatrical conceits that combine sculpture with real light, space, and architecture.

This lecture complements the Four Arts’ exhibition, An Eye on Michelangelo and Bernini: Photographs by Aurelio Amendola.

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