Bernini and the Roman Baroque

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Bernini and the Roman Baroque

Published on May 3, 2022

This exhibition celebrates the work of Giovan Lorenzo Bernini and the brilliance of the Roman Baroque period. Working for popes and princes, Bernini was one of the brightest luminaries in the history of art, creating theatrical sculpture, paintings, decorative arts, and architecture. His remarkable versatility and vision helped to transform the city of Rome during the early 1600s, and his artistic spirit inspired dozens of artists during his lifetime. The exhibition includes not only work by Bernini himself—embodying the Baroque ideals of intense drama, bold imagination, emotional engagement, and the activation of the viewer’s space—but by dozens of his fellow artists. Featuring over 40 splendid canvases by artists such as Pietro da Cortona, Mattia Preti, Jacques Stella, Salvatore Rosa, and Giovanni Battista Gaulli, this exhibition illuminates Bernini’s influence throughout the Baroque period. Bernini and the Roman Baroque celebrates the grand tradition of history painting, as well as portraiture, landscapes, and religious works. These rare paintings, prints, and decorative arts epitomize the period’s ultimate goal of elevating the viewer in both mind and soul and engaging them fully with the art itself

The exhibition runs until May 8, 2022 at Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg, 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

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