Bernini's Rome: Art and Architecture of the Baroque

Mar 21, 2013 895

Time: April 26, 2013 at 7:30pm to April 27, 2013 at 10pm
Location: Marines Memorial Theatre
City/Town: San Francisco
Website or Map: http://www.humanitieswest.org/currentBernini.html
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Humanities West/ Italian Cultural Institute

Enjoying the patronage of Popes and the wealth of the resurgent Counter-Reformation Church, Bernini used his immense talents as an architect, painter, and especially as a sculptor to help define the unique visual style of the Baroque Age. In seventeenth-century Rome, designed by far-sighted urban planners in the shape of a star, Bernini and his collaborators and rivals restored a monumental grandeur to the Eternal City that survives to this day.

This program is presented with support from the Italian Cultural Institute.
2013 is the Year of Italian Culture in San Francisco.

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