Illuminating Baroque artist’s life

In Domenico Bernini’s “Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini”:  An English Translation and Critical Edition with Introduction and Commentary, BC Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando presents the first critical translation in any language of the complete Italian text of a biography—one of the most important and intimate primary sources on the life and work of artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini—by his son. A creator of the vastly popular Roman Baroque style, Bernini (1598–1680), a sculptor, architect, painter and playwright, was the most influential artist of 17th-century Rome and leading creative force in European art. This volume includes a lengthy introduction and extensive commentary by Mormando, which illuminates the text.
Mormando will speak about his new book in Lyons Hall, room 315, on Friday, Feb. 25 at 3:15 p.m.
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