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Bernini, Gianlorenzo (1598–1680)

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

Second edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199680276
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744419
Bernini, Gianlorenzo (1598–1680)

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His art is the epitome of the *Baroque, which he virtually created in his architecture and sculpture, most of it in Rome. Its repercussions were widespread all over Europe, particularly in Catholic countries, although in its secular forms and tinged with local characteristics, it achieved an almost equal dissemination irrespective of religious conditions....

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Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art

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