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.
Ecstasy of Saint Therese
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