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Qualifications
architect, sculptor, court artist, designer, painter, draftsman, conservator (restorer), director of academy
director of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome
Nationality/school
Italian
Born
Naples 1598-12-07
Saur 1994
Deceased
Rome 1680-11-28
Saur 1994
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Pietro Bernini
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Rome 1610 - 1665-04-29
    Bernini traveled with his father to Rome, c. 1505/1506, where he became his pupil. His first commission came from Cardinal Maffeo Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) c. 1615/1616; later he also worked for Cardinal Scipione Borghese and Pope Alexander VII (Saur 1994).
  • Siena 1658 - 1659
    Saur 1994
  • Parijs 1665-06 - 1665-10
    traveled on invitation of King Louis XIV to Paris to work on the Louvre (Saur 1994)
  • Rome 1666 - 1680
    Saur 1994
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, landscape (as genre), nude figure, portrait, caricature
Medium/technique
marble, bronze
Product
ornament design
Entered on: 1991-11-21; Modification on: 2019-03-29

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