1. Italian sculptor and architect of the baroque period in Italy; designed many churches and chapels and tombs and fountains (1598-1680)
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  • Column and pilaster shafts are beige botticino marble while capitals and entablatures are painted plaster.schafphoto. com Like the shrine, the focus is again on a baldachin - here, with swirling bronze Solomonic columns and an exuberant superstructure inspired by Bernini's baldachin at St. Peter's. Holy Architecture
  • De Rossi, a younger sculptor, had worked under Bernini on the baldacchino.
  • In the biographers' accounts, the cardinal is cast as something of a second father figure, teaching the young Bernini the rudiments of literature even as his actual father taught him how to hold a drill.
  • Bernini used Borromini when it suited him, and very probably exploited him through a number of papal commissions, including the St Peter's baldacchino, the mighty, barley-sugar-columned canopy that sits theatrically under Michelangelo's dome. Borromini: the first architect
  • Statues of angels designed by 17th-century sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini decorate the Sant'Angelo Bridge.
  • Yet despite presenting a hilarious letter from Bernini's mamma pegging her son as an out-and-out "narcissist"—Mr. Mormando's term—the biographer exculpates the master of any really malicious double-dealing. The Heirloom City
  • On the surrounding walls are photocopied renderings of ornate twisted columns that evoke Bernini's monumental baldachin in St. Peter's - which is surmounted by a golden orb.
  • Bernini also brought the more modest bust and half-length portrait figures in wall niches to new heights of pathos which were widely imitated in Catholic northern Europe, especially Flanders.
  • When he set up on his own as an architect in 1633, he changed his name to Borromini – a play, perhaps, on both St Charles Borromeo, whose name graced his first solo commission, the breathtaking Roman church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, and on his rival Bernini, the "Uomo Universale". Borromini: the first architect
  • Among the greatest works of western art, these sculptures drew on Bernini's knowledge of antiquity and Michelangelo.
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