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today's birthday: Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598)

Bernini, a 17th-century artist and architect, was a leading figure in the development of the Italian baroque style. Among his best-known sculptures, which often combine white and colored marble with bronze and stucco, are the… 43 more words

Bad Boys of the Baroque

Caravaggio, with his dark masterpieces and epic, troubled life, is the quintessential bad boy of the Baroque. But as I had a chance to learn recently, he wasn’t alone. 796 more words

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The Wonders of Italy!

The capital city of this fascinating country is Rome which has over 280 fountains! One of these include the famous Fontana del  Tritone. A seventeenth-century fountain built by sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. 220 more words