c. 1560Oil on panel75.5 x 62.5 cmNorth Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh , North Carolina, United States
c 1635Oil on canvas84.4 x 99.4 cmRoyal Collection, Windsor Castle, Windsor RCIN 404420 , England
Il Fásolo, O.S.M. - Lamento di Madama Lucia, con la riposta di Cola.
Praying that there is no more grief to come this week. Two deaths in as many days is almost too much for me to bear.
In memoriam J.K.W., d. 11.22.13.
Gianlorenzo Bernini was born in Naples on this day in 1598. Like Michelangelo before him, Bernini was best known for his virtuoso sculpture but also excelled at painting and architecture. His dramatic designs and exquisite craftsmanship earned him the reputation of the greatest sculptor of his day, and he was widely sought after by cardinals, popes, and kings.
Reference: Michael P. Mezzatesta and Rudolf Preimesberger. “Bernini.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T008287pg2>.
Pluto and Proserpina, detail. 1621-2, marble. Rome: Galleria Borghese.
Self Portrait, about age 25. Rome: Galleria Borghese.
Cathedra Petri, 1656-7, marble, bronze, glass. Rome: St. Peter’s.
Tomb of Pope Alexander VII, 1671-8, marble and bronze. Rome: St. Peter’s
Baldacchino, 1623-4, gilded bronze. Rome: St. Peter’s.
Apollo and Daphne, 1622-5, marble. Rome: Galleria Borghese.
Ecstasy of Saint Teresa and onlookers, 1647-52, marble. Rome: Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria.
Beata Lodovica Albertoni, 1671-4. Rome: Altieri-Albertoni Chapel, San Francesco a Ripa.
Piazza San Pietro, 1656-7. Rome.
~Gian Lorenzo Bernini1663 to 1666Papal Basilica of Saint Peter / St. Peter’s Basilica , Vatican City
1699 to 1710Versailles, Ile-de-France, France
1510Pen and ink on blue, very porous paper28.4 x 20.2 cmWindsor Castle. Royal Library , Windsor and Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
c. 1501Red chalk on pink paper22.1 x 15.9 cmRoyal Collection, Windsor Castle, Windsor , England