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G. B. Gaulli Giuseppe Ghezzi, Portrait of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, date unknown, oil on canvas. Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Lorenzo Bernino, Eques Berninus, Cav.re Gio: Bernino, Cavalier Bernini, Laurentius Bernino, Laurentius Berninus, Iohannes Laurentius Berninus, Cav.ro Bernino, Io. Laurentius Berninius, Cavaliero Bernino, Gio: Lorenzo Bergnino, Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, Lorenzo Bernini

Role(s): Artist, Prince

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Selected Bibliography

Bacchi, Andrea, Catherine Hess, and Jennifer Montagu, eds. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture. Exh. cat., Getty Museum. Los Angeles, 2008.

Bacchi, Andrea. Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture. Exh. cat., J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2008.

Bacchi, Andrea, ed. I marmi vivi: Bernini e la nascita del ritratto barocco. Exh. cat., Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, 2009.

Baglione, Giovanni. Le vite de’ pittori scultori et architetti dal pontificato di Gregorio XIII. del 1572 in fino a’ tempi di papa Urbano Ottavo nel 1642. 1642. Edited by Valerio Mariani. Rome, 1935.

Bauer, George C., ed. Bernini in Perspective. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1976.

Bernini, Domenico. The Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini: A Translation and Critical Edition, edited by Franco Mormando. University Park, PA, 2011.

Borsi, Franco. Bernini architetto. Milan, 1980.

Connors, Joseph. “Bernini’s S. Andrea al Quirinale: Payments and Planning,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 41 (1982): 15–37.

Delbeke, Maarten, Evonne Levy, and Steven F. Ostrow, eds. Bernini’s Biographies: Critical Essays. University Park, PA, 2006.

Dickerson, Claude-Douglas, and Anthony Sigel, eds. Bernini: Sculpting in Clay. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth. New Haven, 2012.

Fagiolo dell’Arco, Marcello and Maurizio Fagiolo dell’Arco. Bernini: Una introduzione al gran teatro del barocco. Rome, 1967.

Fagiolo dell’Arco, Maurizio, and Gianfranco Spagnesi, eds. Immagini del barocco: Bernini e la cultura del seicento. Rome, 1982.

Fagiolo, Marcello, ed. Gian Lorenzo Bernini e le arti visive. Rome, 1987.

Fraschetti, Stanislao. Il Bernini: La sua vita, la sua opera, il suo tempo. Milan, 1900.

Ghisalberti, Alberto Maria, ed. Dizionario biografico degli italiani, s.v. “Bernini, Gian Lorenzo.” Rome, 1960.

Harris, Ann Sutherland, ed. Selected Drawings of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. New York, 1977.

Hibbard, Howard. Bernini. London, 1965.

Kessler, Hans-Ulrich. "Training a Genius: Portrait Sculpture by Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini." The Sculpture Journal 20 (2011): 135–145. 

Lavin, Irving. Bernini and the Unity of the Visual Arts. New York, 1980. 

Lavin, Irving, ed. Gianlorenzo Bernini: New Aspects of His Art and Thought: A Commemorative Volume. University Park, PA, 1985.

Lavin, Irving. “Five New Youthful Sculptures by Gianlorenzo Bernini and a Revised Chronology of his Early Work,” Art Bulletin 50 (1968): 233–48.

Lavin, Irving. Visible Spirit: The Art of Gian Lorenzo Bernini. 3 vols. London, 2007–2012.

McPhee, Sarah. Bernini’s Beloved: A Portrait of Costanza Piccolomini. New Haven, 2012.

Mormando, Franco. Bernini: His Life and His Rome. Chicago, 2011.

Preimesberger, Rudolf (with Michael P. Mezzatesta). "Bernini, Gianlorenzo." In The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner, vol. 3, 828-840. New York, 1996.

Scribner, Charles. Gianlorenzo Bernini. New York, 1991.

Tamburini, Elena. Gian Lorenzo Bernini e il teatro dell’arte. Florence, 2012.   

Warwick, Genevieve. Bernini: Art as Theatre. New Haven, 2012. 

Wittkower, Rudolf. Gian Lorenzo Bernini: The Sculptor of the Roman Baroque. 2nd ed. London, 1966.