American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Bernini, Giovanni Lorenzo or Gianlorenzo 1598-1680. Italian sculptor, painter, and architect. An outstanding exponent of the Italian baroque, he is noted for his flowing, dynamic sculpture, such as Apollo and Daphne (1622-1624), and his designs for many churches, including Saint Peter's Basilica.
- n. Italian sculptor and architect of the baroque period in Italy; designed many churches and chapels and tombs and fountains (1598-1680)
“I did so, not for invidious reasons, but to make clear to a general reader, and potential purchaser, what a book titled Bernini and the Unity of the Visual Arts did and did not contain.”
“There are wonderful oddities that preceded Messerschmidt's mad renderings, such as Bernini's "Damned Soul" as well as many other damned souls in both secular and religious art.”
“One of the four Bernini-esque personifications, the muscular “pioneer woman,” cradles over her lap a loaded shotgun.”
“Mr. Alemanno might do better to follow the example of another pope, Urban VIII, who stripped bronze from the ancient Pantheon for Bernini to turn into the canopy over the main altar of St. Peter's.”
“The sculpture, created by Italy's most famous living artist, Maurizio Cattelan, is beautifully crafted from pure Carrara marble, a medium also used by such legends as Michelangelo and Bernini.”
“The author [Brown] spends two pages (ch. 84), for example, on false statements and salacious intimations about The Ecstasy of St. Teresa, a famous sculpture by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) located in the Cornaro Chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.”
“Bernini sculptures and soundless library stacks — nearly steal the movie from the bland, dogged heroes.”
“Sculptures by Bernini, Canova and others are just a few of the highlights that include archaeological finds, decorative works, furniture and Russian court dresses.”
“The Palazzo di Montecitorio was commissioned in the 17th century by Pope Innocent X and designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.”
“Bernini stayed married and had 11 children, Mr. Scribner says.”
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