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Gianlorenzo Bernini

[Italian Baroque Era Sculptor and Painter, 1598-1680]

• Also known as:  Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini
Le Bernin
• Relationships: Son of Pietro Bernini.
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Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
3 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
8 works by Bernini

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
4 works online by Bernini

Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini at the Louvre Museum, Paris
St Jerome on his Knees before a Crucifix, drawing, 1665

Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Cardinal de Richelieu, marble, 1641

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Skip forward a few pages for about a dozen works on paper by Bernini

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  
3 works online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK
Saints Andrew and Thomas

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
St Agnes

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  
Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII

Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
Sculptures from the Bernini room of the Pinacoteca

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
The Crucified Christ (Corpus)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Pope Gregory XV

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Compton Verney, Warwick, England
King Charles I

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
65 works by or related to the artist

Frick Collection, New York City
Head of an Angel, terracotta

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Apollo and Daphne
Pluto and Proserpina
Truth unveiled by Time

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome (in Italian)  
Bust of Innocenzo X

Galleria G. Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro, Venice (in Italian)  
Rio della Plata

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
A Boy Singing, ca.1650, possibly by Bernini

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
2 works online

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York

Musei Capitolini, Rome
Statue of Pope Urban VIII, 1635-40

Musei Capitolini, Rome
Bust of Medusa, 1644-48

Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (in German)  

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Bust of Pope Clement X, ca.1676

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Countess Matilda of Tuscany

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Countess Matilda of Tuscany

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Esquisse pour le tombeau de la comtesse Mathilde de Canossa

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

The Huntington Library, California

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue, London, UK

Virtual Uffizi

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini at The Artchive  

Notable SiteGianlorenzo Bernini in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)  

AICT: Art Images for College Teaching  
Detail images from David and Triton Fountain

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Gianlorenzo Bernini at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project  
4 works documented

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Culture and History of Venice

Great Buildings Online

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Mistica info (in Italian)  
Estasi di Santa Teresa, 1647-52

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Gianlorenzo Bernini  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Bernini the Magnificent," article by Roderick Conway Morris

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

"Fury of Creation"

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, & the Rivalry That Transformed Rome

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Bernini and the Art of Architecture

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Masters of Art: Bernini

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Bernini: Genius of the Baroque


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The chair of St.Peter
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Truth from the monument to Alexander VII
Truth, from the monument to Alexander VII

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Death of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni
Death of the Blessed Ludovica Albertoni

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Ecstasy of St. Theresa
Ecstasy of St. Theresa

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Portrait of The Artist in Middle Age
Portrait of The Artist in Middle Age

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David, Detail of the Head, 1623-23
David, Detail of the Head, 1623-23

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