Gian Lorenzo Bernini – One of the greatest Italian sculptors and architects

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A self-portrait (c.1665) Royal Coll., Windsor 

GIAN BERNINI
Gian (Giovanni) Lorenzo Bernini

7 December 1598, Naples, Italy — 28 November 1680, Rome) (aged 81)
Nationality: Italy
Category: Art workers
Occupation: Sculptor, architect, painter.
Specification: Founder of the Baroque style of architecture and sculpture, the greatest sculptor-architect of his time.
Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic

Gian Bernini Quotes: 1. Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture: to see beauty when young and accustom oneself to it, to work hard, and to obtain good advice. 2. An architect proves his skill by turning the defects of a site into advantages. 3. There are two devices which can help the sculptor to judge his work: one is not to see it for a while. The other… is to look at his work through spectacles which will change its color and magnify or diminish it, so as to disguise it somehow to his eye, and make it look as though it were the work of another…

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