Never mess with Cupid. He is easily offended. When Apollo, the god of sun and music, of poetry and art, mocked Eros (Cupid), the god of love and desire, taunting him as the lesser archer, Cupid decided he would prove Apollo otherwise. So he shot Apollo with a golden arrow, making him fall hopelessly in love with the river nymph Daphne; at the same...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini is universally considered one of the largest and most versatile representatives of Italian baroque art. Not only a sculptor, but also an architect, painter, urban planner and set designer, who gained success during his lifetime, and has represented a point of reference for an entire generation of artists. With his works, Bernin...

Nearly 400 years ago, a young Gian Lorenzo Bernini was commissioned by a powerful Cardinal’s family to decorate the first Jesuit church in Rome. Now, Bernini's work—a bust of Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino—has left Rome for the first time for an exhibition at Fairfield University Art Museum in Connecticut. When you step inside the exhibit—THE HOLY NAM...

Un piccolo museo universitario del Connecticut ha fatto un colpo grosso; è riuscito a portare in America una statua di Gianlorenzo Bernini che nei suoi quasi cinque secoli di vita non si era mai mossa da Roma, e a organizzarci intorno una rispettabile mostra sul Barocco romano. Philippe de Montebello, celebre ex direttore del Metropolitan Museum di...

Except on one occasion, when it traveled briefly to an adjacent building, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s bust of the 16th century Italian Jesuit priest Roberto Bellarmino has for nearly 400 years sat aloft and out of sight in a niche, well above the high altar in the Church of the Gesu, in Rome. But for the coming three months, the bust will be brought dow...

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the Fairfield University Art Museum exhibition The Holy Name Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, a conversation with Linda Wolf Simon and Xavier Solomon.

Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the famed Italian Baroque sculptor of the 17th century, lived and worked by an audacious mantra: “Those who never dare to break the rules never surpass them.” Indeed, while the tempestuous artist’s work was funded primarily by the papacy, he interpreted religious subject matter with not only unparalleled skill, but also radica...

Time: April 26, 2013 at 7:30pm to April 27, 2013 at 10pmLocation: Marines Memorial TheatreCity/Town: San FranciscoWebsite or Map: http://www.humanitieswest.org/currentBernini.htmlEvent Type: lectureOrganized By: Humanities West/ Italian Cultural Institute   Enjoying the patronage of Popes and the wealth of the resurgent Counter-Reformation C...

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was one of Italy's most beloved and prolific artists. His career spans some 70 years and includes everything from fountains and vases to grand palazzi and office buildings. He designed churches, painted portraits, and sculpted major biblical scenes and famous busts for six different popes. Though his mother was Neap...

WTI Magazine #1    2013 Oct,18Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by: The Language Institute   The Borghese Gallery is a place of rare beauty, conceived and experienced as a large container of powerful art and politics. In 1606, Cardinal Scipione Borghese wanted it right from the start with the intention of having a huge display case in whi...