Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Italian, 1598-1680
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum

Gian Lorenzo Bernini played an instrumental role in establishing the dramatic, writhing visual vocabulary of the Baroque style. Dominating the Roman art world of the 17th century, Bernini enjoyed the patronage of its cardinals and popes while overturning the artistic traditions of classical sculptors such as …

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