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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


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

Tena Durrani's Director Marketing, Fatima Zara Mallick, answers the infamous Proust Questionnaire

Our Director Marketing, Fatima Zara Mallick, answers the famous Proust Questionnaire. Read on to get a rare glimpse into her mind.

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Weekend Inspiration - Borromini - Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

I see the top of this church every time I walk across the piazza near my house.  Built from 1642-1660, it’s a classic work of Baroque architecture.  91 more words


From radical to commercial in one generation

I was surprised to find that the opening bars of the version of “Star Spangled Banner” performed by Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock is used by… 533 more words

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