Bernini in Rome: Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the Baroque in Rome (Paperback)
This book is about one of the most celebrated artists in the seventeenth century, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Now, Bernini is considered one of the best sculptors of the baroque style. Even In his own lifetime, Bernini's contemporaries thought he was one of the most important artists that ever lived. However, this love for the man and his work has not always been this strong. Even Bernini himself knew that his reputation would worsen after his death, something he got right. Only very recently has Bernini's reputation improved. After his death, the baroque style went out of fashion and Bernini's art was considered vulgar and exaggerated. In the last 150 years, art historians and critiques really disliked the work of Bernini. Fortunately, this period is over. Today, we see Bernini for what he really was. He was one of the most influential and prolific artists of his day. His influence on the baroque style has been enormous. He has been an incredibly original artist and one of the few artists that still can touch you emotionally with his work. In this biography I will show you all the great art of Bernini and place his art in the context of the time it was created.