Gian Lorenzo Bernini - Wikipedia

Life and career Early life. Bernini was born in Naples in 1598 to Angelica Galante and Mannerist sculptor Pietro Bernini, originally from Florence.He was the sixth of their thirteen children. Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the definition of childhood genius.Movement: Baroque style…

Medusa, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1636)

Bernini’s sculptures appear to interact with the space surrounding them. This sculpture portrays Medusa, who was a maiden priestess of Athena. After Medusa violated her marriage vows to the god Poseidon, Athena punished her by turning her hair to snakes. Anyone who ……

Gian Lorenzo Bernini Italian artist Britannica

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Italian artist who was perhaps the greatest sculptor of the 17th century and an outstanding architect as well. Bernini created the Baroque style of sculpture and developed it to such an extent that other artists are of only minor importance in a discussion of that style.…

Medusa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini

The Medusa by Gian Lorenzo Bernini is one of the greatest treasures that the Musei Capitolini in Rome provided the San Francisco with. It is also among the history's sculptors and the leading figure in the 17th-century Italian architecture and art.…