Baroque artist Bernini

Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright and scenographer Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) is the subject of a new biography by Boston College Associate Professor of Italian Franco Mormando. According to the publisher, Bernini: His Life and His Romethe first English-language biography of Bernini — takes a look at the life of “the last of the universal geniuses of early modern Italy, placed in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. His artistic vision remains present today through the countless statues, fountains, buildings and other works of his design that transformed Rome into the Baroque theater that continues to enthrall tourists.” Mormando will give a talk about Bernini at the Dean’s Colloquium on Nov. 21 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 112. The event is sponsored by the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office.
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